"I like what you're doing. How can I help?"
There are three ways you can help out:
1) Share images with us and your neighbors. People like to see images of old amusement
parks, shopping centers, parks, motels, drive-in theatres, drive-in restaurants, events,
stadiums, clubs, advertisements etc. There is a specific want list at the bottom of this
page including E-MAIL and contact information.
2) Participate in discussions on the Message Boards. You don't have to use your E-MAIL
address and you don't have to use your last name. Discussion is just as useful as
images for sharing and celebrating memories.
3) NorVApics.com is a labor of love. It's also very expensive to maintain. Of course there
are hosting and domain fees but the largest expense is from accumulating postcards, yearbooks
and photographs for you to enjoy. Some revenue is generated by selling yearbooks and photos
but not nearly enough to keep the site up and running and continually updated with fresh
images. If you like what we're doing and you would like to help out by making a donation
in any amount. Donations of $9 or more will make the collection of vintage images available
to you for the duration of the current month.
You can send a donation via PayPal.com for instant access.
"What kinds of images are you looking for?"
At this point I am most interested in old family videos, 8mm films, slides or photographs
of families or individuals at local amusement parks, drive-in movie theatres, lakes,
concerts or businesses. I'm always looking for photos or scans, dating from the
1950s-1970s, of any of the following:
View Current Requests Lists by Area
Local Radio and TV Images
NORTH - Fairfax County Images
Reston / Herndon / Great Falls / Sterling / Sunset Hills
CENTRAL - Fairfax County Images
Annandale / Lincolnia
Burke / Ravensworth
Falls Church / Seven Corners / Bailey's Crossroads
Camp Belvoir / Camp Humphreys / Fort Humphreys / Fort Belvoir / Accotink
Lorton / Phohick / Lorfax / Gunston
Woodlawn / Huntington / Engleside / Mt. Vernon / Hybla Valley / Groveton
Newington / Kingstowne / Hayfield
North Springfield / West Springfield / Franconia
Vienna / Tysons Corner / Great Falls / Merrifield / Oakton
SOUTH - Prince William County and Spotsylvania County Images
Dumfries / Dale City / Triangle / Quantico
Fredericksburg / Stafford / Doswell
Woodbridge / Occoquan
EAST - Fairfax County, Arlington County & District of Columbia Metro Images
Arlington County / Clarendon / Cherrydale / Ft. Myer / Rosslyn
Maryland / Baltimore / Bethesda / Ellicott City / Indian Head / Silver Spring
WEST - Fairfax, Prince William & Fauquier County Images
Manassas / Clifton / Centreville / Chantilly
Warrenton / Front Royal / Luray / Culpeper
Our Image Request List
300 DPI scans of concert ticket stubs from anywhere in the world
Pictures of the house you were born/raised in
Alexandria / Hybla Valley - The 1320 Club / Nightingale Club on Route 1
Alexandria / Hybla Valley - Atlantic Department Store - Atlantic Mills Thrift Center - Atlantic Thrift - Bargain City
Alexandria / Rt. 1 Motor Courts - Southern Tourist Court
Alexandria / Rt. 1 Motor Courts - Wagon Wheel Motel
Alexandria / Rt. 1 Motor Courts - Washington Motor Lodge
Alexandria / Rt. 1 Motor Courts - Jo-Mac Motor Court
Alexandria - The Dixie Dime Store, Inc. - Jefferson Manor Shopping Center
Alexandria - Roache's Temple
Bozo the Clown
Cap'n Tugg / Captain Tugg - WTTG-TV
Jim Hensen's Sam and Friends
Children's Discount Supermart (giant giraffe sign)
Class Photos or Yearbooks from the Lorton School and Hayfield High School
Drive-In Movie Theatres
Drive-In Restaurants - Tops, Hot Shoppes, McDonald's, Burger King, Burger Chef
Drug Stores / Discount Stores - Dart Drug, Drug Fair, High's, People's etc.
Fairfax Country Club
Fairfax/Merrifield - Old Virginia City on Route 29 (Western Town Simulations)
Falls Church / "I Found It At Giant Music" Guitar Pics, Paper Bags etc.
Fort Belvoir Service Station
Fort Belvoir Parade Grounds / Events
Hayfield High School
Lorton - Bar J Restaurant
Lorton - Belvoir Realty
Lorton - Belvoir Atlantic
Lorton - Bucky Sue's Grocery Store (Pre-Hillbilly Heaven)
Lorton - Chevron Station
Lorton - Colchester Inn (1/2 mile north of Woodbridge)
Lorton - Dixie Mill Restaurant Circa '40s
Lorton - The Friendly Tavern (across from The Hitching Post)
Lorton - Gulf Station
Lorton - Handley's Store
Lorton - Helm's Store
Lorton - Hitching Post / Weber's Cabins
Lorton - Hitching Post / Dowhower or Pearson Family
Lorton - Hiedlberg Inn
Lorton - Hillbilly Heaven
Lorton - Home Comfort Inn (Circa 1948)
Lorton - Moose Lodge
Lorton - New Haven Auto Repair Shop
Lorton - Pine-Air Restaurant Circa '40s
Lorton - Pohick Creek
Lorton - Pohick Inn / Pohick Emporium / Kamel Court / Kamel Kourt
Lorton - Pohick Fair
Lorton - Pohick Bible School
Lorton - Pohick Church / Remey Tomb / Remey Mausoleum / Crypts
Lorton - Pohick Estates
Lorton - Post Office on Lorton Road
Lorton - Prison / Reformatory / Corrections
Lorton - Quick Shop
Lorton - Reid's Store
Lorton - Sewage Plant
Lorton - Thompson's Corner Restaurant at 3940 Richmond Highway
Lorton - Tillinghast and Co. Circa '40s
Lorton - Wildwood St. Area
The Lorton School aka Lorton Elementary on Lorton Road
Krispy Kreme Donuts
Maryland - Enchanted Forest
Maryland - Glen Echo Park
Marshall Hall Amusement Park
Mount Vernon Lodge
Muscular Dystrophy Backyard Carnival Kits or Ads
New Haven Garage
Newington Post Office
Newington - 8205 Higham Rd.
Nike Sites (Fairfax/Lorton)
Parks - Burke Lake, Sandy Run Park
Pearson's Store - Mary Ann & Liz
Penn Daw Bowling Alley
Route 1 / US 1 Images from Lorton to Alexandria to Woodbridge
Seven Corners / 7 Corners Shopping Center
Service Stations - Shell, Texaco etc.
Skating Rinks / Roller Rinks
Springfield Shopping Center / Mall
Springfield - Pop Shoppe / Pop Shop
Springfield - Super Slide (was next to the Medical building)
The Dixie Pig Barbecue
Thieves Market Postcards, Photos (original location)
Washington DC - Kann's Department Store at 8th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Wilton Woods Area
Woodbridge - Marumsco Shopping Center / Mall
Woodbridge / Rt. 1 Motor Courts - Davis Tourist Court
Woodbridge - Story Book Land (family pictures and film)
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Snow White
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Jack and Jill
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Robin Hood's Jail
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Robinson Crusoe
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Merry Ark
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Simple Simon
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Covered Bridge
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Pony Ride
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Corvette Ride
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Straw Man
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Peter Pumpkin
Woodbridge - Story Book Land Witches House
Woodbridge - The Lazy Susan
Woodbridge - Sunset Drive-In
Woodley-Nightingale Trailer Park in Alexandria / Hybla Valley
I would also love to hear from or about any of the following people:
Photographer Roland Powers from the Washington DC Area - Done!
Tawnya Lyons / Nightingale Family
The James Abel Family (Andy Abel, Cindy Abel, Patricia Abel, Ruby Abel, Richard Abel) - Done!
Chris Ange or Sherry Ange - Done!
D.D. Dowhower, Darlene Daye Dowhower or Dawn Dowhower (for Hitching Post info) Done!
Donna Dixon / Roy Dixon / Earl Roy Dixon, Jr. (for Hillbilly Heaven and Hillbilly Heaven Records info)
Jimmy Shifflett or Harriet Shifflett (sp) - Done!
The Donald Hoffman Family (Fred Hoffman, Barbara Hoffman, Susie Hoffman) - Done!
Cindy Kennon - Done!
The William Nash Family (Steven Nash, Chet Nash, Doug Nash, Billy Nash, Jerry Nash, Diane Nash) - Done!
Henry Boggess, Eddie Boggess - Done!
Lucius Hughes - Done!
Mike McKeon - Done!
Earl Russell or John Russell - Done!
Jane Ruddle, Pamela Ruddle, Sandra Ruddle or Terry Ruddle (Fairfax)
The Donald Weir Family - (Donald Weir, Kelly Weir, Tom Weir) Done!
The Cash Family (Jenny Cash, Dana Cash) - Lorton Road and Wildwood Street
Larry Rasmussen - Wildwood Street
Lavinus family members from Andrew Charles Lavinus / Bertha Viel tree
Petitt and Pettitt family members from William Pettitt and Christopher Columbus Petitt tree)
This is a shot in the dark but I'd like to try to locate the family that
is documented in a collection of 8mm reels that I came across recently.
Many of the reels are marked Lorton and center around a house with flagstones
in a wooded neighborhood. There are scenes with puppies and a poodle, a boy
and a girl - both 10-12, the girl playing the piano, the girl with an elaborate
birthday cake, a visit to what appears to be Marshall Hall Amusement Park with
lots of relatives and a picnic, a Christmas tree and a visit to Florida. One
reel is marked "Cathy's B'day 12-18-1965". The initials J.F. appear on several
reels and one of the reels has the address:
729 Highland Ave.
My guess is that J.F. was visiting Aunt Louise and Uncle X in Lorton so I may
be actually searching for someone named Louise that lived in Lorton from
Douglas Burdette is looking for:
aka Bruce Shipman
poss. aka Burce Massey
poss. aka Jewel Shipman
If you have any scans, pictures, postcards, maps, phone books,
or yearbooks that you can donate from this period please
E-MAIL me or write to me at: