Image Gallery


Roy Tuley Collection

The daughters of Roy Tuley have graciously provided digital donations of some excellent images taken from the 1930s-1960s. Tuley (1916-1975) was a photographer for the Chattanooga Times beginning in the 1940s. He established his own freelance business and was a well-known private photographer around Chattanooga in the 50s and 60s. His name appears as photo credit on many postcards of the era as well. Like most professional photographers at that time, he used a 'medium format' camera. The word medium is misleading, as the negatives are 5 x 4 inches each, or approximately 15 times larger than 35mm film. The results are apparent in the details. Each negative was scanned at 2400dpi and cleaned up in Photoshop prior to creating a deep zoom.
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Panoramas

Panoramas have been created from multiple images taken at the same photo session. The largest and most impressive images on this site were also the first created, years before the website was created. They are the panoramas from 1902 and 1909 - taken from Cameron Hill. Four 8x10 glass plate negatives each were carefully aligned to create each. The level of details and depth of zoom is impressive. Each set was taken by commercial photographers for resale in postcards and prints but are now in the public domain. The images were scanned by the Library of Congress at high resolution, and made available in 2010.

 

Negatives

Film negatives produce the best quality zoom collections and contain far more details than printed copies. And, 100+ year old 8 x 10 inch glass plate negatives hold a lot of detail, often 55 Megapixels or more by current digital standards. Now consider a ‘Full HD’ monitor can only display just over 2 Megapixels, it becomes clear why deep zoom technology is useful to enjoy and explore these treasures from our past.

  • 1938

    Roosevelt at Chickamauga Dam 1938
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    William H. Stokes Collection
  • 1962

    1962: 100th Anniversary of Andrews' Raid
  • 1925

    1925 The Provident Building
  • 1888-1906

    Tannery Flats | Industrial District
  • 1915

    Chattanooga-Dayton Pike
  • 1870s

    A very early view of Chattanooga.
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    The Stokes Photo Collection
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    Glass Plate Negatives | Set 8
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    Market St. Commercial Real Estate History
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    Glass Plate Negatives | Set 7
  • 1967

    1967 | A Kodachrome Time Capsule
  • 1895

    1895 - View from the Chattanooga Brewery
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    Wonderful Dynamo of Dixie | WDOD Radio
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    Chattanooga Glass Plates - Set 6
  • 1969

    Woodlawn Heights 1969
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    Chattanooga Glass Plates - Set 5
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    Chattanooga Times Free Press - Glass Plates
  • 1916

    Million Dollar Bridge
  • ~1897-1905

    Chattanooga Glass Plates - Set 4
  • 1920

    Chattanooga Fire Dept. - 1920
  • ~1897-1905

    Chattanooga Glass Plates - Set 3
  • ~1897-1905

    Chattanooga Glass Plates - Set 2
  • ~1898-1905

    Glass Plates - HOME
  • 1924

    1924 Panoramic
  • ~1900

    Early View From Stringer's Ridge
  • ~1895

    Three Glass Plate Negatives
  • 1940

    Dam Builders
  • 1910

    The Boulevard
  • 1939 & 1917

    Market Street - 1939 and 1917
  • 1900

    Chattanooga Spring Festivals
  • 1960

    February 1960
  • 1928

    1928 Plat Book
  • 1924

    Buster Brown Hosiery
  • 1902 & 1943

    40 Years of Progress
  • 1895 & 1899

    I love a parade!
  • Early 1900s

    The Customs House
  • Early 1900s

    City Scavenger
  • 1958

    Chattanooga High School 1958 Calendar
  • 1975

    Market Street 1975
  • 1930

    Rhyne Pharmacy
  • 1951

    1951 - American Lava Corp.
  • 1938

    1938 Newspaper
  • 1979

    Post-Urban Renewal / Pre-Revival
  • Late 1950s

    Standard Coosa Thatcher
  • 1915

    1915 - Smog filled skyline
  • 1901

    Forgotten Streets
  • 1938

    75 years of the Chickamauga Dam
  • Panorama Miller Bros

    Miller Brothers Employees 1939
  • Cherry Street

    Cherry Street at 8th
  • 1886

    Lithograph
  • 1865

    Wild River
  • 'The Suck'

    Navigational Hazard - The Suck
  • 1910

    Georgia State Line
  • 1912

    Queen and Crescent Rail Yards
  • 1915

    Signal Mountain Streetcar
  • 1901

    Chattanooga History - 1900 Looking East towards downtown
  • 1902

    1902 - From North Chattanooga Looking South
  • 1907

    Market Street 1907
  • 1907

    Oak Street
  • 1907

    Deep Zoom Chattanooga County Courthouse
  • 1908

    Looking North from Hotel Patten
  • 1909

    Bustling City
  • 1911

    The Hotel Patten
  • 1914

    The Read House Hotel
  • 1916

    Live and Let Live Drug Co.
  • Grand Hotels

    Hotels of the Gilded Age
  • 1902

    The Incline Railway #2
  • The W Road

    The W Road
  • 1909

    1909 Panorama | Looking West
  • 1902

    1902 Panorama
  • Panorama 1902

    1902 - Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain
  • 1909

    1909 Panorama
  • 1935

    1935 Topographic Map
  • 1946

    1946 Along the 'Dixie Highway'
  • 1941

    Chattanooga History 1941 Plane Crash
  • 1940s

    What Remains
  • 1950s

    Brainerd and Beyond
  • 1950s

    Chattanooga History Downtown Late 1950s aerial photo
  • 1950s

    Manufacturers Road
  • 1969

    1969 Z A Y R E
  • 1950s

    Lookout Mountain Aerial View
  • 1950s

    Signal Mountain Road - Mid 1950s
  • 1950s

    1953 Aerial View - Before and After
  • 1950s

    1955 North Market at Frazier & Cherokee
  • 1951

    Chattanooga History 1951
  • 1960

    1960 - The 'Golden Gateway'
  • 1962

    Eastgate Mall
  • 1962

    1962 vs. 2014
  • 1967

    1967 First Baptist Church
  • 1950s

    Chattanooga colorized aerial 1950s
  • 1864

    Post Quartermaster
  • 1864

    Steamboat
  • 1864

    Sutler's Row
  • 1864

    Union Stronghold
  • 1864

    From Hill City
  • 1864

    Soldiers at 'Car Shed' aka Union Depot
  • 1864

    1864 - Union Army Occupies Chattanooga
  • 1864

    DeepZoomChattanooga
  • 1864

    1864 - Soldiers at Union Depot Chattanooga
  • Muddy Mess

    1864 - Muddy Mess
  • Postcards

    Assorted Postcards