The Callahan Photography Collection
The Doran S. Callahan collection of Eastern Shore photographs was donated to the Eastern Shore Public Library by Mrs. Doran S. Callahan (Ruby I.) on May 5, 1974. The photographs were collected by Doran Callahan’s father, Griffin Clay Callahan, and complement a collection of printed historical materials donated to the Onancock High School library and later transferred to the Eastern Shore Public Library. The photographic images represent a variety of scenes from Accomack and Northampton Counties. Subjects include homes, churches, courthouses and other buildings, landmarks, and gravestones. Some of the buildings depicted no longer exist.
The Countryside Transformed
The Countryside Transformed: The Railroad and the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1870-1935. A joint project of the Eastern Shore Public Library and of the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia.
The Countryside Transformed: Genesis of a Railroad Town: Parksley, Virginia, 1884-1904 An interactive website tracing the development of Parksley from the town’s beginnings with the coming of the railroad in 1884 and the formation of the Parksley Land and Improvement Company (PLIC) in 1885 to its incorporation in 1904.
Yearbooks from Accomack and Northampton County up to 1977. Courtesy of the Library of Virginia and Internet Archive, and with thanks to Cape Charles Museum for allowing us to use their scans of Cape Charles yearbooks.
This project is ongoing. Have a yearbook to donate? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Parksley Virginia