Granby Street and the Lorraine Hotel, Norfolk
Date ca. 1912-1913
Artist:Harry Cowles Mann, American, 1866 - 1926
Dimensions 9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in. (24.1 × 19.4 cm)
Medium Gelatin silver print on texturized paper
Credit Line Museum collection
Description Gelatin silver print on texturized paper, depicting the Tazewell Building. Glue marks on back.
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". Inscription on reverse, in ink: "Tazewell Bldg - 1912". In pencil: "Granby St., Norfolk, VA"
Object Label Granby Street and the Lorraine Hotel, Norfolk, ca. 1912–13 Gelatin silver print (photograph) on texturized paper Many of Mann’s photographs record the changing world of downtown Norfolk in the early 20th century. Granby Street, seen here looking south across the intersection with Tazewell Street, experienced a construction boom between 1902 and 1907 in anticipation of the Jamestown Exposition. The elegant new seven-story Lorraine Hotel, at the center of this photograph, opened in 1906. It offered 160 rooms, some with private baths, at rates between $2.00 and $3.50 per night. Museum collection 0.855
Object Number 0.855