Saufley Family Photographs, 1880-1903

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, JMU Libraries
Creator:
Saufley family
Title:
Saufley Family Photographs
Collection No.:
SC 0316
Date:
1880-1903
Extent:
1 box, .33 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English .
Abstract:
The Saufley Family Photographs, 1880-1903, contain sixty-six photographs of various members and in-laws of the Saufley family. Many members of Saufley, VanLear, Showalter, and Hooke families and their friends are documented.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Saufley Family Photographs, 1880-1903, SC 0316, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Bio/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.

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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.

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Arrangement

The photograph albums are arranged according to their original order with each album in its own box.

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

The collection number was updated in June 2021 from P 0006 to SC 0316 to 1. align with established manuscript collection numbering scheme with SC prefix and 2. renumber all "photograph" collections with P prefix. The collection name was updated from Saufley Family Photograph Collection to Saufley Family Photographs to simplify the collection title. June 2021

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Gifted to Special Collections by Al Saufley in December 2009.

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 collection number was updated in June 2021 from P 0006 to SC 0316 to 1. align with established manuscript collection numbering scheme with SC prefix and 2. renumber all "photograph" collections with P prefix. The collection name was updated from Saufley Family Photograph Collection to Saufley Family Photographs to simplify the collection title. The arrangement was also simplified at this time. The series arrangement was eliminated due to the size and nature of the collection. Minor edits were made to the archival description.

The photographs were removed from the photograph albums and the albums were presumably discarded. The individual photographs were placed in acid-free envelopes. This was not disclosed as part of the original description.

Location

Special Collections, JMU Libraries

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Family Name

  • Saufley family
  • Showalter family
  • Hooke family
  • VanLear family

Genre and Form

  • Photographs
  • Photograph albums

Geographic Name

  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources
  • Virginia -- History -- Sources
  • Virginia -- Genealogy -- Sources
  • Virginia -- Social life and customs
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century

Personal Name

  • Saufley, Al P.

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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.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
From Saufley family photograph album 1, 1880-1903
Woman, Jeffers Studios Photography Company – Baltimore, MD box 1 folder 1 Envelope 1
Man, Hill and Miller Photography box 1 folder 1 Envelope 2
Aunt Ada Saufley, E. E. Brown Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 3
Baby Boy, Davidson Photography Company – New Britain, CN box 1 folder 1 Envelope 4
John Edward VanLear, O.A. Clary Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 5
Baby Boy, Morrison Photography – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 6
Margie E. Vanlear, Wortham and Bowley Photographers – Winchester, VA, 1903 box 1 folder 1 Envelope 7
Clyde Hooke, Dean Photography – Harrisonburg, VA, 1903 box 1 folder 1 Envelope 8
Baby Boy, Morrison Photography – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 9
Aunt Jay VanLear, J. M. Hill Photographer – Bridgewater, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 10
Kemper Showalter, Dean Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 11
Young Boy & Young Girl, Morrison Photography – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 12
Young Girl, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 13
Man & Woman, Dilmore and Wilson's Photography – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 14
Man, Clary's Gallery Photography – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 15
Man, Hugh Morrison Photography – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 16
Woman, Dougherty Bros. Photography – Dayton, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 17
Woman, J. O. A. Clary Photography – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 18
Woman, Clary and Miller Photography box 1 folder 1 Envelope 19
Man, J. H. Burdett Photography – Staunton, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 20
Man & Woman, Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 21
Lydia Showalter, J. M. Hill Photographer – Bridgewater, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 22
Woman, H. C. Wilson box 1 folder 1 Envelope 23
Man, Chas Eisenmann Photography - Bet. Rivington and Stanten, New York box 1 folder 1 Envelope 24
Waino & Plutan box 1 folder 1 Envelope 25
Armless Man, Chas. Eisenmann Photography - Bet. Rivington and Staten, NY box 1 folder 1 Envelope 26
Cara Slusser, Dean and Hamilton Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 27
Two Women, Saunders Photography Company – Lexington, MO box 1 folder 1 Envelope 28
Bill Saufley, Clary's Celebrated Portrait and Stereoscopy – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 29
Bettie Baker box 1 folder 1 Envelope 30
George Crowe, Dean Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 31
Mertie Hinkle, Dean Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 32
Ike Hood, Dean and Hamilton Photography Company - Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 33
Mittle VanLear, E. E. Brown Photograph Gallery – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 34
Zaufa B. Hooke, Brown Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 1 Envelope 35
J. B. VanLear, Brown Photography Company – Harrisonburg, VA, 1903 box 1 folder 1 Envelope 36
From Saufley family photograph album 2, 1880-1903
Woman, J. N. Wilson Photography and Ferrotype – Savannah, GA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 1
Woman box 1 folder 2 Envelope 2
Man, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 3
Woman, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 4
Man, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 5
Woman, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 6
Man, Wortham and Bowley Photographers – Winchester, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 7
Woman box 1 folder 2 Envelope 8
Baby Girl, N. Boutzann Photo box 1 folder 2 Envelope 9
Baby Boy, Wortham and Bowley Photographers – Winchester, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 10
Man & Woman, Hugh Morrison Artist – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 11
Man & Woman, Hugh Morrison Artist – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 12
C. S. Wheeler, N. Routzahn Photographer – Winchester, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 13
Negative Photo 1: Woman box 1 folder 2 Envelope 14
Negative Photo 2: Man box 1 folder 2 Envelope 15
Man box 1 folder 2 Envelope 16
H. W. Hari Senior, H. Noss Photographer – New Brighten, PA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 17
Man, H. Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 18
Woman box 1 folder 2 Envelope 19
Cousin Haray Hooke, W. M. P. Rhodes Artist – Bridgewater, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 20
Man, Cupten and Brown Photographers – Winchester, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 21
Illustration of a Woman on a Boat box 1 folder 2 Envelope 22
The Christian Graces, Arthur's Illustrated Home Magazine box 1 folder 2 Envelope 23
Man, Morrison Artist and Photographer - Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 24
Annie Wise box 1 folder 2 Envelope 25
Man, Morrison Artist and Photographer – Harrisonburg, VA box 1 folder 2 Envelope 26
Woman box 1 folder 2 Envelope 27
Man box 1 folder 2 Envelope 28
Professor Swick, 106 Washington Street – Bloomington, IL box 1 folder 2 Envelope 29
Woman, Jones Photography – Fort Wayne, IN box 1 folder 2 Envelope 30