The People of 250: Ed Roseberry

The Rolleiflex camera used by Ed Roseberry to take many of the photos in this story. (Steve Trumbull photo)

In this continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, photographer Ed Roseberry talks with CPN’s Dan Gould about his collection of historical photographs.

Listen as Ed tells the fascinating story of how he became one of Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s most noted photographers. Then, preview three photographs from his CitySpace exhibit with Ed as your personal guide.

Photographs discussed in this podcast. To view the entire collection visit the Roseberry exhibit at CitySpace on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The exhibit will be officially dedicated this Friday, July 13, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The exhibit closes at the end of July.

Copeley Hill Housing, 1966 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Railroad Yard East of Belmont Bridge, 1951 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Intersection of Emmet Street and Barracks Road, 1948 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Ed Roseberry at the unearthing of the Charlottesville time capsule on May 27, 2012. To his left, a photo of Mr. Roseberry taken on the day the capsule was buried in 1962. (Steve Trumbull photo)

The photographs used in our story are courtesy of Trumbull Photography and Ed Roseberry and are used here with permission. For more on Ed Roseberry visit Steve Trumbull’s Charlottesville Then and Now website. Our interview was recorded on July 9, 2012.

5 Replies to “The People of 250: Ed Roseberry”

  1. Enjoyed seeing some of these photos again, taken by my big brother Ed and hearing his comments. Thanks for recognizing one of the premire Photogs. in Va and the USA

  2. Ed is my wife’s uncle by marriage. When we were living in Honolulu from 1992 – 1994 (my last tour of duty of a 30-year Coast Guard career) we visited Ed several times. He was also living on Oahu and worked for the State of Hawaii. He showed up at my retirement ceremony and took some wonderful photos. We’re glad to be neighbors again here in Charlottesville. Ed certainly is a legend and the reception at UVA Alumni Hall on June 18, 2014 commemorated his wonderful work was well attended.

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