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Here you will find thousands of photographs of the city of Portsmouth Virginia c. 1950-1985.

This web site is the result of a two and a half year project (so far) to preserve Portsmouth's photographic history in digital format. This project was created by volunteers from the Friends of Portsmouth Public Library. This site has been donated by anonymous donors and uses NO PUBLIC FUNDING.

There will eventually be more than 25,000 photographs on this site. As of January 21, 2010, 20647 photos have been scanned and uploaded.

So, grab your favorite beverage, sit back and reminisce about days gone by.


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