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Catalog Number 2015.22.21
Title Photo stamps of Newport News, Hampton & Old Point
Credit line Courtesy of Brett D. Francis, in memory of Louise Hargette Ketchum.
Collection General Collection
Object Type Stamp, Postage
Date c.1940
Description/Scope & Content Sheet of sixteen stamps with images of local sights, from left to right and top to bottom: Chamberlin Hotel, Old Point Comfort, Va.' C. & O. Building, Newport News, Va.; Warwick Hotel, Newport News, Va.; U.S. Post Office, Newport News, Va.; Swimming Pool of the Chamberlin Hotel and Pier; Catholic Church, Newport News, Va.; Huntington Memorial, Newport News, Va.; Mariner's [sic.] Museum, Newport News, Va.; St. John's Church, Hampton, Va.; Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.; Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.; New City Hospital, Newport News, Va.; New Hospital [Soldiers' Home], Hampton, Va.; Mariner's [sic.] Museum, Newport News, Va.; James River Bridge, Newport News, Va.; and Washington Avenue, Newport News, Va." Published by Peninsula News Company, Newport News, Va. Enclosed in pink envelope with insert encouraging collecting and exchange of stamps.
Place Names District--Fort Monroe
Structure--Chamberlin-Vanderbilt Hotel
Structure--Old Point Comfort Wharf
District08--Downtown
Structure--St. John's Church
District07--Phoebus/HU
Site--Hampton University
Structure--Virginia Hall
Structure--Marquand Memorial Chapel & Clock Tower
Structure--Veterans Hospital
Media/Interactives To view above Place Names on map, open map in new window and click on place name in the list at left.