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A Guide to the Saufley Family Photograph Collection, 1880-1903

Collection Number P 0006

Compiled by: Russell Zeltner and Adam Kelley, December 2012

 

Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Saufley Family Photograph Collection, 1880-1903

Collection No.: P 0006

Creator: The Saufley Family

Extent: 1 Hollinger box, 1 linear foot

Language: English

Abstract: The Saufley Family Photograph Collection, 1880-1903, contains sixty-six photographs of various members and in-laws of the Saufley family.  The images display many members of Saufley, VanLear, Showalter, and Hooke families and their friends. 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions: None

Use Restrictions: None

Preferred Citation: [identification of item] Saufley Family Photograph Collection, P 0006, Special Collections, 1880-1903, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gifted to Special Collections by Al Saufley in December, 2009.

Other Formats Available: None

Accruals: None

Provenance: The collection was gifted to Special Collections after the albums were found in the Saufley Homestead, which was built in 1779.

Processing Information: The smaller of the two albums has many torn pages and a damaged spine.

Biographical/Historical Note: The Saufley family is a very prominent family in the Harrisonburg, Rockingham County area of Virginia.  The family has history in the region that dates back to the 1700s.  The family married into the Showalter, Hooke, and VanLear families which were also prominent in Rockingham County.  The Saufley family established itself in the area when Valentine Saufley immigrated to the United States in 1746 at the age of eighteen.  He later married Maria Schneider on May 17, 1748 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He had six children with her, and he would later remarry Catarina Heyl, and they would go on to have five children.  Valentine Saufley died on February 6, 1802 in Rockingham County, Virginia.  After he died, his family went on to live in Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

       

Scope and Content:  Photographs organized in two photo albums.  Between the two albums there are sixty-six total photographs that largely consist of portraits with a few popular pictures of the time period.  The albums include members of the Saufley family as well as in-laws and friends of the family.  Other prominent family names that were mentioned in the photographs were the Hooke, VanLear, and Showalter families.  All of the photographs in both albums are black and white and each picture has its own page.  The photographs themselves were mounted on card stock photo paper with borders that show that the photographs were done by a professional photographer.  Most of the photographs have the photographer or photography company name on either the front or back of the photograph.  Each photographer or photography company also included their location.  The albums themselves do not have any particular arrangement making them rather arbitrary in nature and they consist of portraits of men, women, children, and infants of the families mentioned above.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into one series of photographs in two photo albums.

Bibliography:

Whitten, Joyce Hambleton. Some of the Descendants of Valentine Saufley of Rockingham Co., Virginia: including Joannes Saftel of York Co., Pennsylvania and John Saffley of Montgomery Co., Kentucky. Monette, AR: J.H. Whitten, 2002.

Related Material: See also the Margaret B. Buruss Collection, SC 2097

 

Contents:  The contents of this collection are split between two albums and are listed below with respect to their original order.  The dates of photographs are only given if they were found within the albums.

                                                                                                                                                                       

Series I: Saufley Family Photographs, First Album, 1880-1903                            Album: Photograph    

 

Woman, Jeffres Studios Photography Company – Baltimore, MD    

Man, Hill and Miller Photography                         

Aunt Ada Saufley, E.E. Brown Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA            

Baby Boy, Davidson Photography Company – New Britain, CN    

John Edward VanLear, O.A. Clary Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA  

Baby Boy, Morrison Photography – Harrisonburg, VA                       

Margie E. Vanlear, Wortham and Bowley Photographers – Winchester, VA (1903)

Clyde Hooke, Dean Photography – Harrisonburg, VA(1903)  

Baby Boy, Morrison Photography – Harrisonburg, VA         

Aunt Jay VanLear, J. M. Hill Photographer – Bridgewater, VA     

Kemper Showalter, Dean Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA      

Young Boy & Young Girl, Morrison Photography – Harrisonburg, VA     

Young Girl, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA      

Man & Woman, Dilmore and Wilson’s Photography – Harrisonburg, VA         

Man, Clary’s Gallery Photography – Harrisonburg, VA                               

Man, Hugh Morrison Photography – Harrisonburg, VA        

Woman, Dougherty Bros. Photography – Dayton, VA      

Woman, J.O.A. Clary Photography – Harrisonburg, VA                 

Woman, Clary and Miller Photography      

Man, J. H. Burdett Photography – Staunton, VA                          

Man & Woman, Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA        

Lydia Showalter, J. M. Hill Photographer – Bridgewater, VA         

Woman, H.C. Wilson                                                            

Man, Chas Eisenmann Photography - Bet. Rivington and Stanten, New York      

Waino & Plutan                                      

Armless Man, Chas. Eisenmann Photography - Bet. Rivington and Staten, NY     

Cara Slusser, Dean and Hamilton Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA    

Two Women, Saunders Photography Company – Lexington, MO    

Bill Saufley, Clary’s Celebrated Portrait and Stereoscopy – Harrisonburg, VA 

Bettie Baker

George Crowe, Dean Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA      

Mertie Hinkle, Dean Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA      

Ike Hood, Dean and Hamilton Photography Company - Harrisonburg, VA                  

Mittle VanLear, E. E. Brown Photograph Gallery – Harrisonburg, VA          

Zaufa B. Hooke, Brown Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA        

J. B. VanLear, Brown Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA (1903) 

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Series II: Saufley Family Photographs, Second Album, 1880-1903                       Album: Photograph

 

Woman, J. N. Wilson Photography and Ferrotype – Savannah, GA  

Woman

Man, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA

Woman, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA

Man, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA

Woman, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA

Man, Wortham and Bowley Photographers – Winchester, VA

Woman

Baby Girl, N. Boutzann Photo

Baby Boy, Wortham and Bowley Photographers – Winchester, VA

Man & Woman, Hugh Morrison Artist – Harrisonburg, VA

Mrs. S. A. Allur, Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA

C.S. Wheeler, N. Routzahn Photographer – Winchester, VA

Negative Photo 1: Woman

Negative Photo 2: Man

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H. W. Hari Senior, H. Noss Photographer – New Brighten, PA

Man, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA

Woman

Cousin Haray Hooke, W. M. P. Rhodes Artist – Bridgewater, VA

Man, Cupten and Brown Photographers – Winchester, VA

Illustration of a Woman on a Boat

The Christian Graces, Arthur’s Illustrated Home Magazine (1973)

Man, Morrison Artist and Photographer - Harrisonburg, VA (1882)

Annie Wise

Man, Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA

Woman

Man

Professor Swick, 106 Washington Street – Bloomington, IL

Woman, Jones Photography – Fort Wayne, IN

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