The Tidewater Times

We are excited to introduce a new way to explore our region. Welcome to Tidewater Times.

This is an interactive photo album, with images that take you through time and around the region. The pictures are from the archives of The Virginian-Pilot and the Sargeant Memorial Collection of the Norfolk Public Library.

Browse the map by decade or find your neighborhood and flashback.

We are just getting started on this project. New photos will be added weekly. Our goal is to put thousands of images at your fingertips.

We'd like your feedback about this map - if you notice errors or have suggestions, please write to

Reproduction in any form or by any means for reasons other than personal use of photos from the Sargeant Memorial Collection is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Norfolk Public Library.

If you'd like to purchase a featured image from the archives of the Virginian-Pilot, please visit our photo store.


Map produced by Jon Davenport with Django and Leaflet.js. Project maintained by Jakon Hays.