29 photographs : black and white and sepia ; chiefly 9 x 11 cm.
Organized into 5 series: A. Coast Guard. B. Ft. Story. C. Local landmarks. D. Family pictures. E. Miscellaneous.
Photographs of family and friends of Jeanette Thrift, chiefly between 1924 and 1947, some taken at now-demolished landmarks and businesses in the Fort Story and Shore Drive areas of Virginia Beach. Includes pictures of Coast Guard Station #1, Cape Henry (formerly the Cape Henry Life Saving Station), where Erven Waterfield, Jeanette Thrift's father, was stationed with his family during the 1920s.
Erven Waterfield, born on Knotts Island and raised in Ohio, served in the Marines on Haiti during World War I. He joined the Coast Guard after leaving the Marines and served at Wash Woods and Cape Henry Stations in Virginia Beach until he reitred. He and his wife Ora Simpson Waterfield had five children: Mary Jeanette (Jeanette), Thomas, Betty, Patty, and Frederick ("Codger"). After retiring from the Coast Guard Erven Waterfield worked at several locations in Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County that no longer exist, including Clyde's Restaurant and Gas Station and Club 500.
Computer file Virginia Beach, Va. : Virginia Beach Public Library, 1999 Remote access via World Wide Web.
Virginia Beach Public Library.