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UVA Contributes to The Digital Public Library of America

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Soon, people across the country will have access to a multitude of historic photos taken around central Virginia.

The Digital Public Library of America launches next week and the University of Virginia is contributing the Holsinger Studio Collection to it. The collection is a photographic record of life in Charlottesville and Albemarle County from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

"It's both local and broader historical pictures so it has portraits of local community members of the time and including up to nearly 500 African-American portraits, but then it also has images from World War I," said Bradley Daigle, UVA library director of digital services.

UVA library officials say they are excited to hop on board with the project, which has been in the works for years.

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