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Parker Studio Photograph Collection

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Title

Parker Studio Photograph Collection

Description

Alton Bernard Parker went into the photography business with his father, William Carlton Parker, in the Parker Studio after graduating from Jefferson High School in 1931. He was well known in the Roanoke Valley for his photography that included commercial, portrait, wedding, high school and college yearbooks, and passport work.

Creator

Parker Studio

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Items in the Parker Studio Photograph Collection Collection

PS 6.1 Municipal Building
Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, located at 215 Church Avenue.

PS 9.0 Mick or Mack
Mick or Mack, formerly located in the 5300 block of Williamson Road in what is now Williamson Road Plaza.

PS 10.1 MiniBank
MiniBank in Mick or Mack, formerly located in what is now Williamson Road Plaza.

PS 13.2 Poff Building
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.6 Poff Building
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.8 Poff Building
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.10 Poff Building
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.12 Poff Building
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.21 Poff Building
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.24 Poff Building
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.31 Poff Building
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.57 Poff Building
The entrance of a newly completed Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.58 Poff Building
A newly completed Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.59 Poff Building
A newly completed Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.510 Poff Building
A newly completed Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 22 J.W. Burress
J.W. Burress Construction and Industrial Equipment, formerly located at 1701 Shenandoah Avenue, NW.

PS 28.2 Leggetts
Interior view of men's department in Leggett's Department Store, formerly located at 112 Campbell Avenue, SW.

PS 28.3 Leggetts
Interior view of Leggett's Department Store, formerly located at 112 Campbell Avenue, SW.

PS 28.4 Leggetts
Interior view of fabric department in Leggett's Department Store, formerly located at 112 Campbell Avenue, SW.

PS 28.5 Leggetts
Interior view of fabric department in Leggett's Department Store, formerly located at 112 Campbell Avenue, SW.

PS 28.7 Leggetts
Interior view of salon in Leggett's Department Store, formerly located at 112 Campbell Avenue, SW.

PS 33.0 Second Presbyterian Choir
Second Presbyterian Church junior choir.

PS 33.2 Second Presbyterian Choir
Second Presbyterian Church junior choir.

PS 37.0 Ferrum Graduates
Class graduates of Ferrum College in front of Vaughn Chapel.

PS 49.0 Colonial Tourist Home
Colonial Tourist Home, formerly located at 3824 Williamson Road.

PS 53.0 VEC
Virginia Employment Commission, formerly located at 1204 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 59.1 Universal Ball
Universal Ball Company, formerly located in the 1900 block of Progress Drive, SE.

PS 59.2 Universal Ball
Universal Ball Company, formerly located in the 1900 block of Progress Drive, SE.

PS 63.1 Cheds
Ched's Department Store, possibly located on Route 460 in Blacksburg.

PS 63.2 Cheds
Ched's Department Store, possible located on Route 460 in Blacksburg.

PS 64.0 Gulf Station
Gulf Service Station, formerly located at the corner of Plantation Road and Williamson Road. . Tinker Mountain is seen in the background.

PS 66.0 Carlton Terrace
Carlton Terrace Apartments, formerly located at 924 S. Jefferson Street.

PS 71.0 Propst-Childress
Propst-Childress Shoe Company window display. Store was located at 306 S. Jefferston Street.

PS 74.0 Whitehead Plumbing
Employees of Whitehead Plumbing next to trucks at 1114 Moorman Avenue, NW.

PS 76.0 WP Swartz
W.P. Swartz & Company, formerly located at 421 Luck Avenue, SW.

PS 81.0 Oak Hill Academy Board
Group photograph of the Oak Hill Academy Board of Trustees.

PS 90.0 Hitching Post Motel
The Hitching Post Motel, formerly located at 7656 Williamson Road.

PS 101 Oral Roberts Campaign
View of Oral Roberts revival campaign taken from the top of Victory Stadium.

PS 102 Greene Memorial Choir
Greene Memorial United Methodist Church junior choir.

PS 104 BSA Troop 21
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 21 in the old Boy Scout room at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church. Pictured are Henry Deaton, Jr., Jimmy King, Alton B. Parker, and Joe Wright.

PS 106 Rutherfoord Family
Julian H. Rutherfoord Family portrait in front of home located at 412 King George Avenue, SW.

PS 108 Last Supper
Reenactment of the Last Supper at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church.

PS 109 RSO and Chorus
Group photograph of Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

PS 110.6 HSMM
Employees working in drafting room at Hayes, Seay, Mattern, and Mattern.

PS 110.10 HSMM
Hayes, Seay, Mattern, and Mattern architecural firm, formerly located at 1615 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 142 Greene Memorial
Group photograph of Greene Memorial United Methodist Chuch choir.

PS 176 Roanoke Youth Symphony
Group photograph of Roanoke Youth Symphony.

PS 176.1 Roanoke Youth Symphony
Group photograph of Roanoke Youth Symphony.

PS 176.2 Roanoke Youth Symphony
Group photograph of Roanoke Youth Symphony.

PS 209 Liberty Limestone
Liberty Limestone Corporation office building, formerly located at 19857 Main Street in Buchanan.

PS 260 Noland Company
Noland Company's former location at 1226 Centre Avenue, NW.

PS 260.1 Noland Company
Noland Company's former location at 1226 Centre Avenue, NW.

PS 261.1 Davidsons
Window displays at Davidson's Menswear.

PS 261.2 Davidsons
Window displays at Davidson's Menswear.

PS 263 WT Grant
Interior view of W.T. Grant department store, formerly located at 27 Campbell Avenue, SW.

PS 263.1 WT Grant
Interior view of W.T. Grant department store, formerly located at 27 Campbell Avenue, SW.

PS 271 JNF Employees
Composite photograph of Jefferson National Forest Supervisor's Headquarters Staff. Pictured are: Mildred M. Hann, Gertrude W. Carter, Betty A. Nelms, Marian V. Hall, Grace M. Shelton, Grace G. Easter, Lessie Moore, Mamie E. Nichols, Helen E.…

PS 275 USPS Employees
Composite photograph of personnel of the Roanoke United States Post Office. Pictured are: E.M. Wright, B.S. Sisson, C.D. Spangler, I.C. Barnhart, J.P. Broughman, O.E. Hammer, C.H. Owen, John Robertson, R.W. Adams, R.P. Grogan, D.T. Alley, W.A. Clark,…

PS 276 Schulte-United Employees
Composite photograph of Schulte-United personnel. Pictured are: Sibil White, Evelyn Reynolds, Elizabeth Drumheller, Fern Blanton, Mary Baker, Gaphred Jones, Mable Burke, Sylvia Dent, Pauline Giesen, Naomi Wyne, Polly Martin, Virginia Dickerson, Dovie…

PS 277 Rotary Members
Composite photograph of Christiansburg-Blacksburg Rotary Club members. Pictured are: Bob Begg, D. DeHart, Russ Jones, Burky Grimes, Dick Bolton, John Whittemore, Arch Cromer, Billy Byrne, Gratton Jones, Ben Warriner, Lee Cole, Doc Marshall, Mike…

PS 279 Woolworth Employees
Composite photograph of F.W. Woolworth Roanoke employees. Pictured are: Mable Plunkett, Pearl Johnson, Evelyn Atkins, Rethia McKinney, Nadine James, Zola Plunkett, Erma Hollins, Josephine Jordan, Edna Dearing, Lucille Wright, Thelma Price, Elizabeth…

PS 278 McLellan Employees
Composite photograph of McLellan employees. Pictured are: Lois Carter, Thelma Stewart, Dorothy Dillon, Blanche Webb, Hazel Trew, Helen Whitesell, Hazel Bryant, Gladys Pollard, Sallie Hunt, Elsie Higgins, Helen Harris, Vera Hamilton, W.J. Edwards,…

PS 280 Roanoke Police Department
Composite photograph of Roanoke Police Department. Pictured are: F.A. Gates, F.H. Webb, D.H. Jamison, L.C. Bailey, J.J. Field, A. Anderson, W.F. Tickle, R.S. Cassell, A.M. Butler, O.H. Mason, C.M. Porter, W.D. Adams, R.M. Harris, J.E. Lemon, E.R.…

PS 281 WFHS Band
Group photograph of the William Fleming High School band.

PS 283 Capitol Saloon
Unidentified men stand outside the Capitol Saloon once located at 23 Salem Avenue, SW.

PS 272 RRE Employees
Composite photograph of Roanoke Railway & Electric Company/Safety Motor Transit Corporation employees. Pictured are: R.M. Pendleton, L.O. Kesler, R.C. Richards, R.B. Crider, B.F. Spencer, E.R. Mitchell, J.W. Hale, E.H. Hammersley, R.C. Nimmo, T.H.…

PS 109.7 RSO
Group photograph of Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

PS 274 MWC Employees
Composite photograph of Roanoke store employees of Martha Washington Candies, Inc. Pictured are: Christine Bailey, Minnie Markham, Ethel Cecil, Evelyn Harris, Edith Bennett, Alberta Anderson, Patsy Bishop, Ruby Parsons, Frances Pace, Juanita Fisher,…

PS 273 Junior Women's Club
Composite photograph of Roanoke Junior Woman's Club members. Pictured are: Florence Chick, Naomi Wade, Louise Simmerman, Frances Parrish, Catherine Phipps, Terecia Wingate, Mildred Stickley, Helen Lorenzen, Dorothy Snedegar, Betty Norris, Vivian…