The James Thomas Smith Collection of approximately 1,200 negatives and photographs can be viewed online at the Lynchburg Museum’s photo site, www.lynchburgphotos.org
. The images depict life in Lynchburg’s African American community from the 1940s through the 1960s. The collection contains images of weddings, graduations, civic groups, funerals, celebrations, churches, and businesses. Many of the images are portraits taken in homes. Approximately two-thirds of the collection is identified with a person's name, location, date or event.