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Harden Vollmer, Sr.

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Harden Vollmer was born in Richmond, Va. in 1892.  As a young man he worked as a bookkeeper for the Old Dominion Tobacco Company and the Virginia Electric Power Company.  In the early 1910s he worked for the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch as a reporter before joining the army where he worked in the photo labs of 75th Photo Section of the Army Signal Corps.  While in this position, he learned the craft of photography and later returned to the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch to work as a photographer.  Vollmer went on to become a widely celebrated photographer in the city of Norfolk and the Mid-Atlantic region; showcasing his work in art galleries and helping to found the Norfolk Photography Club.  Vollmer retired from journalism in 1958 but continued doing photography long after until his death in 1971.



See biography of Vollmer on the Norfolk Public Library website, available from (accessed July 2, 2012).  Photo available from Norfolk Public Library at (accessed July 2, 2012).           

Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

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Visitor Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Office hours: Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Free parking inside cemetery.

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 8100 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505

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