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About the Harry C. Mann Photograph Collection

This is a fully-searchable index to digitized photographs from the Mann collection. A Norfolk, Virginia commercial photographer, Harry C. Mann (1866-1926) specialized in landscape and industrial views and in portrait photography. His work was often featured in National Geographic and his "nature portraits" taken in and around Cape Henry won awards in photo competitions in Paris, London, and New York. The Library's collection of more than 3,000 prints and glass-plate negatives depicts Norfolk during and immediately following World War I and includes images of famous plantation houses, historic churches, and public buildings. In addition, the collection includes more than 500 portraits of children, providing a detailed look at their clothing and activities in the early 20th century.