Take Virginia: The Photos Of Ed Roseberry

As a follow-up to our post on Country Club Prep, which was founded by two men who met at the University of Virginia School of Law, we’ll take a look at UVA during the heyday, a subject we haven’t looked at since last Thanksgiving.

Ed Roseberry was a local photographer who chronicled life around Charlottesville, and last year his photos went on display at the school.

Perhaps someone should ferret out the sartorial shots and package them as a kind of “Take Ivy” style chronicle. In the meantime, here’s a sampling. — CS & CC




  ER Dec 1949





uva 1969

8 Comments on "Take Virginia: The Photos Of Ed Roseberry"

  1. UVA during its “heyday”? Not a single black face apart from the entertainment.

  2. Here we use “the heyday” as short for the heyday of the Ivy League Look, or roughly 1954-1967.

  3. H.D.M, if you only see the world through race, doesn’t that make you a racist?

  4. The fellow on the right in the second picture looks a bit like James Carville.

  5. It’s refreshing to see a well-edited selection of excellent photographs taking by an obvious professional. Fantastic work on display, and tasteful post boys.

  6. Come on, Ethan, surely you know the difference between noticing the effects of racism and racism. Not exactly the heyday for women, either, despite their presence in these pictures, but certainly an interesting time in our history. These photos are very compelling.

  7. Worried Man | April 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm |

    It seems quite a few people are taken aback by the absence of African American students in these old college photos, as if it’s news to them that such disparity existed. Truth told you can also uncover plenty of great natural shoulder style from the yearbooks of the black colleges of the day as well. But my point is that the issues of race need not detract from the great clothes.

  8. Great article on my alma mater!

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