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21 Vintage Virginia Photos That Will Make You Nostalgic For The Past

If you’ve ever been totally absorbed in a history museum or found yourself lost in boxes of old photos in your grandmother’s attic, then you know just how powerful old photographs can be. Unlike a painting, a photo actually freezes a moment in time, allowing future generations to step back into that moment themselves. With such a rich history of Civil War, industrialization and social change here in Virginia, we are fortunate to have photos that preserve that history in a still frame. These vintage Virginia photographs are like a little history tour, taking you back to days gone by, but definitely not forgotten.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this walk through history. Tell us about some of your favorite photographs of Virginia — maybe from an historical event or even from your own personal archives.

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.