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Mystery photo challenge

Each issue of History Notes contains a mystery photo challenge on the back cover. Become a VHS member today and receive your copy of History Notes in your mailbox twice a year.

How well do you know Virginia history? What does this photograph show? Care to make a guess? Fill out our online form to submit your answer.

We will collect all responses to the mystery photograph challenge and then make a random drawing from among the correct guesses. The VHS will then print the winner's name in the next issue of History Notes and on this page.

History Notes Spring 2014 Mystery Photo

Winner of Previous Challenge

History Notes Fall 2013 Mystery PhotoMany of you successfully identified this picture from the Fall 2013 issue of History Notes as showing South Boston. The photograph was taken on September 10, 1936, during the Tobacco Festival. Congratulations to Charles Todd of Chester, whose name was chosen at random from among those who answered correctly.

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(VHS accession number: 1999.160.1206)

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