Photograph Collection
Grandview Heritage Foundation
The Foundation's collection includes
over one thousand photographs. Photo
subjects are area residents, log houses,
farmhouses, landscapes and general
scenes in and around Rhea and
Cumberland Counties, Tennessee.  
There are also numerous photos of  the
Grandview Normal Institute campus, its
students and teachers.
Collectively, these photos are a complete
and valuable record of the post-Civil War
South in transition.  They forever capture
that moment when railroads, churches,
schools and framed structures began
displacing "highlander" log houses on the
eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau.
Photos in the collection have appeared in
issues of the
Grandview Informer
(1940-1993), plus the books,
Old
Grandview
(1968) and The Way It Was
(1982).  This website uses some of these
previously published photos, but others
are being publicly shown for the time.
The Foundation is presently producing a
digital copy of each original photo in its
collection.  Once the Grandview History
Center is completed, a representative
sample of these photographs will be placed
on permanent public display.
CAL DYE AND HOUSE HE BUILT
(c) Grandview Heritage Foundation
While the Foundation has identified most
subjects appearing in its photos, many
others remain unknown.  As this website
expands, a link will allow visitors to view
photos with unknown subjects.  By
allowing this public viewing we hope
further identifications can be made.
TRAVELING LADY DOCTOR
If you descend from a family that resided
in Grandview prior to World War II, or
attended the Grandview Normal Institute,
we will be happy to search our collection
for photos of your family members.
(c) Grandview Heritage Foundation
MRS. LOCKWOOD & FAMILY 1888
GNI CLASSROOM CIRCA 1900
JEWETT HALL #1 BURNS 1895
GRANDVIEW COAL MINE 1890
(c) Grandview Heritage Foundation
(c) Grandview Heritage Foundation
(c) Grandview Heritage Foundation
(c) Grandview Heritage Foundation