Get Curated Reading Suggestions on Selected Topics Sent Right to Your Inbox.

Donald R. Strosnider Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1712 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 05/2013. Last revised 01/2020.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, duplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 10 silhouettes

DATE: circa 1800-1930

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Donald R. Strosnider Collection contains ten small, framed silhouettes of the Conrad family of Winchester, VA.  Three are of Robert Y. Conrad and two are of Helen Conrad. There are individual silhouettes of Dr. Daniel Conrad, Rebecca Holmes Conrad, Mary Montgomery Wylie Mason, Bobbie Conrad, and David Holmes Conrad.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Frederick Conrad (1723-1793) was a tanner by trade and settled in Winchester after receiving two lots from Lord Fairfax. He later acquired a further 650 acres close to the town.  Conrad and his wife, Maria Clara Ley, had seven children. Members of the Conrad family have been prominent figures in the history of Winchester and the surrounding area.

BIOGRAPHY: Quarles, Garland R. Some Worthy Lives. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1988.

CITE AS: Donald R. Strosnider Collection, 1712 WFCHS, Steward Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.


BOX 1 Silhouettes

Conrad, Dr. David, c. 1800 – 4.5” x 4” framed under glass

Conrad, Rebecca Holmes Conrad, c. 1800 – 4.5” x 4” framed under glass

Conrad, Robert Young I – c. 1825-1835 – 2 items:  5.5” x 3.8” and 4.6” x 4.1,” framed under glass

Conrad, Robert Young I – c. 1830s – 12.5” x 5.75” framed under glass

Conrad, Holmes Conrad – c. 1833 – 4.5” x 4” framed under glass

Wylie, Helen (Conrad) - c.1903 – 8.5” x 6.5” oval – framed under glass

Conrad, Helen Wylie - August 23, 1926 – 5.6” x 4.4” framed under glass

Conrad, Bobbie – August 23, 1926 – 5.6” x 4.4.” framed under glass

Mason, Mary Montgomery Wylie – c. 1920s – 6” x 3.75” framed under glass

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through