City Hall Avenue, Norfolk, Va., Looking East
Date ca. 1912-1915
Artist:Harry Cowles Mann, American, 1866 - 1926
Dimensions 9 × 7 9/16 in. (22.9 × 19.2 cm)
Medium Gelatin silver print on texturized paper
Credit Line Museum collection
Description Gelatin silver print on a texturized background; depicts Granby Street, with City Hall in background. Glue marks on back of photo.
Exhibition History"Harry C. Mann: Norfolk Photographer," Willoughby-Baylor House, Norfolk, VA, April 2, 2016 - April 2, 2017.
Inscriptions Inscription on obverse in negative: "H.C.MANN". Inscriptions on reverse, in ink: "Looking East accross [sic] Granby St., 1912".
Object Label City Hall Avenue, Norfolk, Va., Looking East, ca. 1912–1915 Gelatin silver print (photograph) on texturized paper City Hall Avenue, seen here, was once the site of Town Back Creek. During Mann’s lifetime the creek was filled in to give downtown Norfolk more space to grow. Mann watched the city transform through the creation of new high-rise towers like the Royster Building (on the left) and the Fairfax Hotel (on the right). Museum collection 0.864
Object Number 0.864