James Volney Walker graduated in 1877 from the University of Arkansas (known at that time as Arkansas Industrial University). He became a prominent lawyer in Northwest Arkansas. J. Vol Walker Hall, originally J. Vol Walker Memorial Library, was named for him.
Walker seated between Massie and Watson, both standing. On verso: Walker, James Volney (center), Messie, John Collin (left), Watson, Charles A. (right), J.C. Massie '77, J. Vol Walker '77, C.A. Watson '77.