City Hall Avenue, Looking East across Granby Street, Norfolk
Date ca. 1896
Artist:Harry Cowles Mann, American, 1866 - 1926
Dimensions Overall, Image: 6 5/8 × 9 5/8 in. (16.8 × 24.4 cm) Overall, Support: 7 1/2 × 9 5/8 in. (19.1 × 24.4 cm)
Medium Gelatin silver print
Credit Line Gift of Mr. Glasgow Clark
Description Photograph depicting a look across Granby Street, in Norfolk, VA.
Exhibition History"Harry C. Mann: Norfolk Photographer," Willoughby-Baylor House, Norfolk, VA, April 2, 2016 - April 2, 2017.
Inscriptions Inscription on back in ink: "Looking Across Granby Street 1896". In pencil: "and City Hall". Lower, inversed, in pencil: "1A-OK" "1B-missing, secure to-day's view".
Object Label City Hall Avenue, Looking East across Granby Street, Norfolk, ca. 1896 American Published by Harry Cowles Mann, ca. 1909–24 Gelatin silver print (photograph) Mann sometimes republished photographs of downtown Norfolk taken by other artists, signing the prints as products of his studio, as seen on the lower left of this image. These might have been paired with more recent pictures by Mann of the same sites, showing before-and-after views. Norfolk’s City Hall is at the center of this photograph, and Town Back Creek, seen in the foreground, was soon filled in to extend City Hall Avenue and facilitate further urban growth. Gift of Mr. Glasgow Clark 47.18.7
Object Number 47.18.7