Holsinger At 100: March 31, 1913

getStaticImage-22getStaticImage-23getStaticImage-23 Holsinger Baseball #2 Holsinger Baseball player  One hundred years ago today, members of the UVA Cavaliers Baseball Team stood for photographic portraits by Rufus Holsinger.  In 1913, the team went 12-8 and started their season with a game against a professional baseball team called the Washington Nationals.  Today at noon, the Cavs will attempt to improve their record to 26-2 in one of the best starts in Virginia baseball history. (Photos by Rufus Holsinger, courtesy Special collections, UVA Library)

Holsinger At 100: March 29, 1913

getStaticImage-22Members of Phi Delta Phi Fraternity descend University Way en route to a Saturday afternoon performance at Lambeth Field at UVA.  The houses visible in the background are on University Circle and all still exist today. Today, 3 and 4 story apartment buildings, providing housing for students, line the right side of this street. (Photo by Rufus Holsinger, courtesy Special Collections, UVA Library)


C’ville At Night, circa 1950

img402This photograph was taken by local photographer Ed Roseberry who we’ve featured extensively on this site as well as on Charlottesville Then and Now. This undated image was from Ed’s early years in photography (which started around 1948).  This night shot was a time-lapse exposure (several seconds) in order to capture the city lights. It was taken from Carter’s Mountain.  The “S” curve to the center-right that extends into the foreground is Monticello Avenue/Route 20. To the far right of the image is the Blue Ridge Sanitorium. The brightest section of the photo is downtown Charlottesville, with the Monticello Hotel identifiable toward the right end and brightest point in Downtown.  U.S. 64 would cut across the middle of this image from side to side of the frame but the interstate highway system did not yet exist. (From the Roseberry Collection at CHIL)


Mystery Photo #14


This bar was torn down over 100 years ago after the city of Charlottesville voted to exercise “local option” and ban alcohol from being served in restaurants and bars.  Where was this bar located?  Reply below.