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We are now accepting photo submissions for Memories of the Roanoke and New River Valleys II: The 1930s, 1940s & 1950s. Please be sure to submit photos by Friday, May 15, 2020.

The Roanoke Times is thrilled to give our readers the opportunity to submit historic photos for our upcoming Memories of the Roanoke and New River Valleys II: The 1930s, 1940s & 1950s book project. If you have photographs that meet the criteria below, please submit your photos here, or bring them to one of our scanning sessions.

Submission Guidelines

  • We're looking for photos showing commerce, industry, transportation or other general interest themes.
  • All photos must be taken in Roanoke Valley (Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Vinton) and New River Valley (Montgomery County, Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford).
  • All photos must be taken from 1930 through 1959.
  • Original photos are preferred. No newspaper clippings or photocopies, please.
  • Please scan your photos as high-resolution—preferably 4200 pixels (or 14 inches at 300dpi) on the long edge. See our scanning guide, here.
  • If you're uncomfortable scanning your own photos and submitting them online, you are welcome to come to one of our scanning sessions, where one of our historic photo experts will scan your photos while you wait.
Step 1: Select photos
Fill out your contact information and select photos to upload from your computer, device or other source.
Step 2: Complete information
A section will pop open, previewing your selected photos. Fill out all required information for each photo. If the photo’s credit matches the name you gave for contact information, you do not need to fill that field out again.
Step 3: Review & upload
Review the terms and conditions for photo submissions, then click the "Upload" button. If any information is missing, error messages will point out where. Upon successful submission of photos, a "thank you" message will appear.

Please submit the highest-resolution images you have. Also be certain your photos have a proper credit and caption. We are unable to use photos without well-written captions and proper photo credits. Also note, not all photos may be used. We do our best to use as many photos as possible, but we cannot guarantee use.

By submitting images, you accept the Photo Submission Terms and Conditions.