Welcome to NRHA's Photo Archive

We're excited to announce the availability of the NRHA photo archive. NRHA began its digitization program in 2009 and has scanned an estimated 23,000 images from its collection of negatives, slides and prints. The digital photo archive serves as a centralized resource for thousands of photographs that capture the evolution of Norfolk.

This effort to bring these images online was inspired by our mission to organize all of NRHA’s images and make it accessible and searchable. This collection of newly-digitized images includes photos dating all the way back to 1868.

Once you are in the archive, you'll have access to 77 galleries and a rich full-size, full-screen version of each image simply by clicking on the picture itself in the landing page. So please take a look for yourself and experience these great photos. Click on one of the galleries above or simply click on the Galleries link at the top of the page. 


All images may be protected by U.S. copyright laws.  The images on this website are reproduced under the provisions of 17 U.S.C. § 108.  Users are notified, therefore, that one should presume the need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before reproducing or otherwise using images from this website.