Program to explore James Wharton’s Depression-era films of the Northern Neck

This vintage image is from the Northern Neck Movies filmed by James Wharton.

The next program in the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society’s “Zooming In On Local History Virtual Speaker Series” will be “The James Wharton Films: An Enduring Record of Northern Neck Life in the 1930s.”

The program will be presented by Joni Carter at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 15, via Zoom.

In 2016, Carter initiated the Wharton Films Project to bring attention to a rediscovered collection of more than 10 hours of 16mm silent films created by James Wharton of…

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