To entertain his young students, and perhaps in preparation for an evening of astronomical observations, Edwin Hubble brought a telescope up to Silver Hills one afternoon and set it up in the circular driveway of John Roberts' home at 1235 Main Street Hill Road. This photo was taken by Jack Roberts late in the day, with Hubble facing directly into the west. My great-grandmother's famous climbing rose can be seen on the wall behind Hubble, along with a glimpse beyond the house of one of Floyd County's biggest elm trees. In contrast to the other photos, Hubble seems to be in rather formal dress for the occasion. This is the earliest photograph in existence showing Hubble with a telescope.

Photograph by Jack Roberts. Comments by John R. Hale.