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Charles Thorne 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

1537 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 07/03. Last revised 10/20.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, 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: 0.21 linear feet

CREATOR: Thorne, Charles R.

DATE: 1992-2002

Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of two books designed and written by graphics artist Charles R. Thorne of Winchester, VA, as well as a booklet describing an exhibition of his photography and a placemat/poster designed by him.

Biographical/Historical: Charles R. Thorne has lived in the Shenandoah Valley nearly his entire life.  He studied art at Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C. and then served as combat illustrator for the Army in the Eleventh Airborne Division.  After leaving the Army, he worked at Winchester Printers as a graphic designer/illustrator, and later opened his own design and illustration studio. 

Cite As: Charles R. Thorne Collection, 1537 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



The Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA: self-published, 2002; soft cover book of 18 pages.

Exhibit booklet – “An Offering of Digital Art and Photos by Charles Thorne Reaching One Inch Beyond Reality,” n.d., 23 pages, printed.

A Coloring History Book--George Washington--Adventures on the Shenandoah Frontier, Winchester, VA: self-published, 2002; soft cover book of 8 pages.

Placemat: “The Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley,” c. 1992, 2 leaves, printed.


Frederick County Historic Houses photographic prints: Belle Grove, Springdale, 2 items