The Prichard Collection showcases the photographic work of the late Rev. Robert Harrison Prichard (1910-2005), known by most people as Bob or "Uncle Bob", and his wife, the late Betty Jane (Curry) Prichard (1909-2008), also known as Jane or "Aunt Jane". This collection is made up of 2,993 35mm slide transparencies in rich, beautiful color. The legacy they created spans approximately three decades, from about 1947 through the late 1970's.
Launched with 450 photos, new slide images were added weekly until the entire collection was put online. Subject matter includes family, friends and acquaintances of that era. These wonderful, delightful moments show the daily lives of people of the Appalachian Mountains. They include weddings, funerals, baptisms, church services, picnics, field trips, school playgrounds, and many other events of life. You will also find beautiful scenery of their travels in these photographs.
We know Bob and Jane's family and friends will truly appreciate this collection, but we think everyone will enjoy the nostalgic journey through time to a different place and era. We hope that you'll share your experience here with your family and friends and let them know about The Prichard Collection.
Bob & Jane (Curry) Prichard, about 1948.
Coal miners standing in line, about 1948.
Snow at the Bannister homeplace, about 1950.
Landstreet School children playing, about 1956.
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We also thank those who have contributed to the identification of unknown people and locations. A thank you is also given to those who will identify people and places still waiting to be known.
Thanks are also in order to Detra Bannister for her help in creating the content for this web site.
The West Virginia license plate image in the header graphic is used with the permission of The Plate Depot, where you can find vintage license plates from all over the world! Mark O'Neil, owner. Thanks Mark!