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Green Cove in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper”

Photographed by Mr. O. Winston Link on this Spot October, 1956

 
 
“Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
1. “Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” Marker
Inscription. This works is one of O. Winston Link’s most revered photographs. Mr. Link’s legacy is having captured the end of the “Golden Age” of the railroad in this country. His innovative techniques with light and dark were years ahead of his time. This particular photograph symbolizes technology transforming the face of rural America. The tracks that were once the railroad have been removed leaving the national treasure known as The Virginia Creeper Trail. Enjoy.
 
Location. 36° 37.145′ N, 81° 38.658′ W. Marker is in Green Cove, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on Green Cove Road (County Route 600) ¼ mile south of J.E.B. Stuart Highway (U.S. 58). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Damascus VA 24236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green Cove Station (within shouting distance of this marker); “Virginia Creeper” Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Christmas Tree Farms (approx. 1.7 miles away); Whitetop (approx. 2.4 miles away); White Top Folk Festival (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Deere Mower Model 2 (approx. 8.5 miles away); Grayson County (approx. 8.5 miles away); North Carolina / Virginia (approx. 10.7 miles away in North Carolina).
 
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“Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” Marker and Station image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
2. “Maud Bows to The Virginia Creeper” Marker and Station

1. O. Winston Link Biography. “Link, as much historian as artist, employed his technical skill as a means to document his subjects rather than as a means to fame or fortune. Indeed, he discovered shortly after starting his visual documentation of the [Norfolk & Western] railroad that no one was interested in photos of an old technology. However, Winston had also recorded the sounds of the steam engines and found that his high quality sound recordings were quickly gaining recognition. He released the first of six recordings, ‘Sounds of Steam Railroading,’ in 1957, years before his N&W photographs began to garner attention. It was only in 1983 that his photography began to receive recognition as works of art.” (Submitted on June 8, 2013.) 

2. Poster of the famous photograph availableon Amazon.com. (Submitted on June 8, 2013.)
 
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Close-Up of Image Reproduced on the Stone Monument image. Click for full size.
3. Close-Up of Image Reproduced on the Stone Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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