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Postcards from Richmond, VA

Twentieth century Richmond, Virginia as seen through over 600 vintage postcards by VCU Libraries.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1925
14th Street Bridge by Night, Richmond, Va.
This VCU Libraries collection shows early twentieth century Richmond, Virginia as seen through over 600 vintage postcards. Many of these images include buildings and structures that either no longer exist or have since been altered. The subject matter of these postcards also lends insight into the social and cultural attitudes of those times.
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'Is Two over One Railroad Fare?' [no title]

'Is Two over One Railroad Fare?' [no title]

Description: This unique photograph presents to view the only point in the world where three trunk line trains cross each other, at the same time and over their separate tracks. At the top is shown a passenger ... more

Headquarters, Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Organized 1845 [no title]

Headquarters, Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention...

Description: The Southern Baptist Convention established its Foreign Mission Board in 1845 and designated Richmond, Virginia, as the headquarters city. The board occupied various quarters until 1943. With the... more

Church Hill Tunnel [no title]

Church Hill Tunnel [no title]

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as... more

Washington's Old Headquarters, Richmond, Va.

Washington's Old Headquarters, Richmond, Va.

Description: 1905..Manufacturer: Detroit Publishing Co...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a sourc... more

State Penitentiary, Richmond, Va.

State Penitentiary, Richmond, Va.

Date Postmarked: 1909..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/postcard,210 ... more

Broad Street Methodist Church, Richmond, Va.

Broad Street Methodist Church, Richmond, Va.

Description: Broad Street Methodist church is located at Tenth and Broad Streets in the downtown section of Richmond, Virginia. The church was built in 1859 and has a large part in the religious life of the ci... more

Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.

Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.

Description: In this famous building, which formerly stood on the corner of 20th & Cary Sts., thousands of captured Federal officers were imprisoned during the war. On one occasion 19 successfully effected the... more

Art Club of Richmond, Va.

Art Club of Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as... more

Murphy's Hotel, Richmond, Va.

Murphy's Hotel, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as... more

Old Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.

Old Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Hugh C. Leighton Co., Manufacturers, Portland, ME...Date Postmarked: 1908..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source ... more

State Capitol, Richmond, Va.

State Capitol, Richmond, Va.

Description: Virginia State Capitol -- The central building of the connected group dates from 1798, and is designed after an ancient Roman Temple. The two wings were added in 1906. Here Aaron Burr was tried f... more

T.W. Wood & Sons, Richmond, Va. [no title]

T.W. Wood & Sons, Richmond, Va. [no title]

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: 1911..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source i... more

Soldier's Home (Boulevard Ave.) Richmond, Va.

Soldier's Home (Boulevard Ave.) Richmond, Va.

Description: Located at the intersection of the Boulevard and Grove Road. Established in 1884 by R. E. Lee Camp C. Y. No.1, and now maintained by the State for native born Confederate Veterans, and those who s... more

Franklin Street [no title]

Franklin Street [no title]

Description: Franklin Street, the general parade street of Richmond, Virginia. [drawing] By Nora Houston...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Vi... more

Virginia Union University, Showing Pickford Hall, Coburn Hall, Huntley Hall, and Hartshorn Hall, Richmond, Va.

Virginia Union University, Showing Pickford Hall, Coburn Hall, Huntley...

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: Dextor Press, Pearl River, N.Y...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of th... more

Idlewood Amusement Park, Richmond, Va.

Idlewood Amusement Park, Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: A. C. Bosselman & Co., New York..Date Postmarked: 1910..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Refe... more

Valentine Museum, View of the Main Hall from the Vestibule, Richmond, Va.

Valentine Museum, View of the Main Hall from the Vestibule, Richmond, ...

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as... more

Washington Equestrian Statue and State Capitol, Richmond, Va.

Washington Equestrian Statue and State Capitol, Richmond, Va.

Description: This glorious assemblage of statesman, and Patriots portrayed in characteristic attitude, from a constellation of illustrations Virginians surrounding WASHINGTON, 'the central luminary.' The base ... more

St. Luke's Hospital, Harrison and Grace Streets, Richmond, Va.

St. Luke's Hospital, Harrison and Grace Streets, Richmond, Va.

Description: This is one of the main Hospitals of Richmond, the which, with the Medical Colleges, have made the City known for and wide as a health resort. Richmond Hospitals are second to none...Date Postmark... more

View of River and Bridges, Richmond, Va.

View of River and Bridges, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: A. C. Bosselman & Co., New York..Date Postmarked: 1908..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia ... more

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, Va.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Valentine & Sons..Date Postmarked: 1913..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.... more

Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Virginia

Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Virginia

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: Hugh C. Leighton Co., Manufacturers, Portland, ME...Date Postmarked: [hand stamped Mar 29 1910]..Rights: This item is in the public... more

Jefferson Davis Mansion, now Confederate Museum.

Jefferson Davis Mansion, now Confederate Museum.

Description: [front:] Greetings from Richmond, Va...Manufacturer: Chisholm Bros., Portland Me. Made in Germany...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of ... more

Libby Hill Park (29th and Main Sts.) Richmond, Va.

Libby Hill Park (29th and Main Sts.) Richmond, Va.

Description: Though limited in area this beautiful park, by reason of the command and position it occupies on one of the seven hills from which Richmond (like ancient Rome) is built-is a great favorit... more

Washington's Old Headquarters, Main Street Near 20th Street, Richmond, Va.

Washington's Old Headquarters, Main Street Near 20th Street, Richmond,...

Description: This old house, which is now a private museum, was built in 1743, and according to tradition, occupied by General Washington during the Revolutionary War...Manufacturer: Louis Kaufmann & Sons, Balt... more

Main Street Station, Richmond, Va.

Main Street Station, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: Detroit Publishing Co...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virgini... more

Cary Street, Richmond, Va.

Cary Street, Richmond, Va.

Date Postmarked: 1911..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/postcard,294 ... more

View of Capitol Square and Surrounding Buildings, Richmond, Va.

View of Capitol Square and Surrounding Buildings, Richmond, Va.

Description: Situated in a beautifully shaded park is the classically designed Va. State Capitol Building, containing many of the principal executive offices of the State, including that of the Governor. In th... more

Virginia Baptist Building, 1 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Baptist Building, 1 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia

Description: This historic residence, erected in 1838-39 by (Col. G. W. Munford) widely known as the 'The Branch home' was purchased in December 1944 by Virginia Baptist Board of Missions and Education. Here t... more

Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va.

Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va.

Description: This institution, the oldest and largest of its kind under the government of the Southern Presbyterian Church, was founded in 1812 by the Synod of Virginia. In 1898 it was located at Hampton-Sidne... more

Richmond College, West Franklin St., Richmond, Va.

Richmond College, West Franklin St., Richmond, Va.

Description: [Information was erased from the card.]..Manufacturer: Southern Bargain House, Richmond, Va...Date Postmarked: 1915..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commo... more

Sixth Street Market, Richmond, VA

Sixth Street Market, Richmond, VA

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: Detroit Publishing Co...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virgini... more

Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Va.

Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: Tom Jones, Pub. Cin. O...Date Postmarked: 1907..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwe... more

Medical College of Virginia (Marshall and College Sts.,) Richmond, Va.

Medical College of Virginia (Marshall and College Sts.,) Richmond, Va.

Description: This institution was established in 1838 and is situated on an eminence overlooking the valley of Shockoe Creek. The main building is a rare example of the ancient Egyptian order of architecture, ... more

Watts Hall and Spence Library, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia

Watts Hall and Spence Library, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, V...

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as... more

Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Va.

Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Va.

Description: Jefferson Hotel, Franklin St., Richmond, Va. This magnificent Hotel was first opened to public patronage in 1895; it was erected by the late Maj. Lewis Ginter, at a cost of nearly two million dolla... more

Broad Street, Richmond, Va.

Broad Street, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: 1906..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source i... more

Soldiers' Monument (Oakwood Cemetery,) Richmond, Va.

Soldiers' Monument (Oakwood Cemetery,) Richmond, Va.

Description: Soldier's Monument, (Oakwood Cemetery), Richmond, Va. Around this granite shaft lie buried 16,000 Confederate Soldiers, who fell at Malvern Hill, and other battle fields adjacent to Richmond. The v... more

Soldier's Home, Richmond, Va.

Soldier's Home, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as... more

City Hall (Tenth and Broad Streets), Richmond, Va.

City Hall (Tenth and Broad Streets), Richmond, Va.

Description: This imposing building, constructed of Virginia granite, was completed in 1894 at a cost of over $1,500,000. Here are the offices of the Chiefs of City Departments as well as various Municipal Cou... more

Bishops Recessional, Episcopal Convention, 1907, Richmond, Va.

Bishops Recessional, Episcopal Convention, 1907, Richmond, Va.

Description: 1907..Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.li... more

Moore Street Baptist Church, Dr. Gordon B. Hancock, Pastor

Moore Street Baptist Church, Dr. Gordon B. Hancock, Pastor

Description: Moore Street Missionary Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., Organized 1875, Moved to 1408 W. Leigh Street in 1908. Social Center erected 1950. Celebration of the 33rd Anniversary of Our Pastor and the... more

R. R. Y.M.C.A., Richmond, Va.

R. R. Y.M.C.A., Richmond, Va.

Description: This beautiful building erected for the use of railroad employees, is situated on East Main Street, adjoining the New Seaboard Depot...Manufacturer: Louis Kaufmann & Sons, Baltimore, MD...Date Post... more

Liggett & Myers' Cigarette Factory

Liggett & Myers' Cigarette Factory

Description: [on front] VISIT Liggett & Myers' great modern cigarette factory! RICHMOND home of CHESTERFIELD and L&M FILTERS. [on back] You are invited to take a fascinating tour, conducted by attractive hoste... more

Reservoir Park, Richmond, Va.

Reservoir Park, Richmond, Va.

Description: Richmond possesses numerous public parks, well located and distributed. Among the largest and most popular of these is Reservoir Park, in the western portion of the City. Its velvety sward, shady... more

Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, Va.

Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, Va.

Description: A 103 year old institution has recently added a twenty-story building costing over $2,500,000.00. It is the second largest hospital in the South and contains over $3000,00.00 worth of the most mod... more

Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.

Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as... more

Human Flag, Jefferson Davis Monument, Richmond, Va.

Human Flag, Jefferson Davis Monument, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: A. C. Bosselman & Co., New York..Date Postmarked: 1909..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia ... more

Washington Monument in Capitol Square, Richmond, Va.

Washington Monument in Capitol Square, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: Tuck & Sons'..Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwe... more

Capitol and Washington Monument, Richmond, Va.

Capitol and Washington Monument, Richmond, Va.

Date Postmarked: 1911..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/postcard,197 ... more

Sixth Street Market, Richmond, Va.

Sixth Street Market, Richmond, Va.

Description: 1908..Manufacturer: Detroit Publishing Co...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a sourc... more

Mutual Building, Richmond, Va.

Mutual Building, Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Tom Jones, Pub. Cin. O...Date Postmarked: 1907..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference UR... more

Putney Plant, Union Station, Bespeaks Richmond's Progress

Putney Plant, Union Station, Bespeaks Richmond's Progress

Description: [on front] Putney Plant, Union Station, Bespeaks Richmond's Progress. If you are in haste and cannot spend in Historic Richmond - one full day - to see Richmond's greatness and a Live Market - Clo... more

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, Va.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, Va.

Description: Situated in the heart of the residential district in Laurel Street overlooking Monroe Park this magnificent Cathedral, erected at a cost of over $300,000 is the gift of Thomas F. Ryan. Consecrated... more

Soldier's Home (Boulevard and Grove Ave) Richmond, Va.

Soldier's Home (Boulevard and Grove Ave) Richmond, Va.

Description: Situated in a beautiful grove, in the western portion of the City, are the comfortable cottages (several of which are shown in this view) in which reside some 275 Confederate Veterans. Here these ... more

Mayo's Bridge [no title]

Mayo's Bridge [no title]

Description: Spanning the James River is the new Mayo's Bridge, and beyond that, Richmond, Virginia. [drawing] by Emily Glentworth Hall...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public dom... more

Old Stone House, Garden Front

Old Stone House, Garden Front

Description: The Old Stone House, Garden Front, Headquarters of the Poe Foundation, Richmond, Virginia..Manufacturer: Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Conn...Date Postmarked: 1914 (?)..Rights: This item is in ... more

Jefferson Club, Richmond, Va.

Jefferson Club, Richmond, Va.

Description: This handsome and commodious club-house, situated on Allen Ave., and Grace St., in the heart of the most fashionable residential section of Richmond, was opened to the use of its members on July 19... more

Monroe Park, Richmond, Va.

Monroe Park, Richmond, Va.

Description: During the war this site was used as a recruiting and drill ground, and afterwards as the State Fair Grounds. Is now situated in the fashionable residence section of the City. Its shady walks and ... more

Main Street looking East from 8th Street, Richmond, Va.

Main Street looking East from 8th Street, Richmond, Va.

Description: Historic Richmond, the modern Rome, built on 12 elevations instead of 7, overlooking the James River islands and bridges; state capital since 1779; largest city in the state; often called the 'Monu... more

Corner of Broad and Ninth Street, Richmond, Va.

Corner of Broad and Ninth Street, Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Louis Kaufmann & Sons, Baltimore, MD...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is... more

Central Y.M.C.A., 7th and Grace Sts. Richmond, Va.

Central Y.M.C.A., 7th and Grace Sts. Richmond, Va.

Description: The New Central Y.M.C.A. building in beauty of its architectural features and completeness of its equipment, is without a doubt one of the finest Association buildings in the U.S. Cost, fully comp... more

Church Hill Viaduct, Marshall Street, 14th to 21st. Richmond, Va.

Church Hill Viaduct, Marshall Street, 14th to 21st. Richmond, Va.

Description: The Richmond & Henrico Ry. Co. by the erection of this splendid toll-bridge has united by a level roadway the populous Eastern section of the city (known as 'Church Hill') with its Central or busin... more

Virginia State Library, Capitol Grounds, Richmond, Va.

Virginia State Library, Capitol Grounds, Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Detroit Publishing Co...Date Postmarked: 1914..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL... more

First Church of Christ Scientist, Monument Ave. and Allison St., Richmond, Va.

First Church of Christ Scientist, Monument Ave. and Allison St., Richm...

Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/po... more

Entrance to Lakeside Park, Richmond, Va.

Entrance to Lakeside Park, Richmond, Va.

Description: Lakeside Park, located five miles north of the city, is a recent development in Richmond. It was laid out and beautified by Major Lewis Ginter, and besides the usual attractions, has several club ... more

Soldier's Home, Boulevard and Grove., Richmond, Va.

Soldier's Home, Boulevard and Grove., Richmond, Va.

Description: Situated in a beautiful grove, in the western portion of the City, are the comfortable cottages (several of which are shown in this view) in which reside some 275 Confederate Veterans. Here these ... more

Typical Market Cart, Richmond, Va.

Typical Market Cart, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: Leighton & Valentine Co...Date Postmarked: 1911..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonw... more

Interior View, Planters National Bank, Richmond, Va.

Interior View, Planters National Bank, Richmond, Va.

Description: The Planters National Bank opened for business in 1865. Its history since that time has made its name synonymous with safety and strength. The Planters Bank has the largest surplus and profits of... more

Stuart Court Apartments, 1600 Monument Ave. (Corner Lombardy), Richmond, Va.

Stuart Court Apartments, 1600 Monument Ave. (Corner Lombardy), Richmon...

Description: This magnificent fireproof apartment building, erected in 1924, overlooking Stuart Circle and the J.E.B. Stuart monument, from which it takes its name, is in the heart of Richmond's finest resident... more

Heart of Richmond, Va.

Heart of Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Manufacturer: Southern Bargain House, Richmond, Va...Date Postmarked: 1916..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Vir... more

Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Va.

Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Va.

Description: 1904..Manufacturer: J. Murray Jordan..Date Postmarked: 1905..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...... more

Powhatan's Grave, Richmond, Va.

Powhatan's Grave, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: 1908..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source i... more

Fairmount Avenue Methodist Church, Richmond, Va

Fairmount Avenue Methodist Church, Richmond, Va

Description: Fairmount Avenue Methodist Church, Fairmount Avenue and 20ths St., Richmond, Va. Organized April 1889 in a chapel at Stewart and Redd Sts., with 23 members, then known as Howard's Grove Methodist ... more

Railway & Power Building, Richmond, Va.

Railway & Power Building, Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Louis Kaufmann & Sons, Baltimore, MD...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is... more

Mosque or Shrine Temple, Laurel and Main St. Richmond, Va.

Mosque or Shrine Temple, Laurel and Main St. Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Louis Kaufmann & Sons, Baltimore, MD...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is... more

Stuart Circle, Monument Ave. Richmond, Va.

Stuart Circle, Monument Ave. Richmond, Va.

Description: One of the city's most beautiful spots is at the heart of Monument Avenue. Here one can stand and view the South's commemoration in bronze and stone of three of her heroes -- Stuart, Lee and Davis... more

Soldier's Home, Boulevard Ave., Richmond, Va.

Soldier's Home, Boulevard Ave., Richmond, Va.

Description: Located at the intersection of the Boulevard and Grove Road. Established in 1894 by R. E. Lee Camp C. Y. No.1, and now maintained by the State for native born Confederate Veterans, and those who s... more

Oldest Masonic Bldg. In U.S. Franklin St. between 18th and 19th, Richmond, Va.

Oldest Masonic Bldg. In U.S. Franklin St. between 18th and 19th, Richm...

Description: This building, erected in 1785, and owned and occupied by Richmond Randolph Lodge No. 19, A.F. & A.M. is the first edifice ever built in the U.S. exclusively for Masonic purposes. The records of t... more

Fairmount Avenue Church of Christ, Fairmount Avenue at 23rd Street, Richmond 23, Virginia

Fairmount Avenue Church of Christ, Fairmount Avenue at 23rd Street, Ri...

Manufacturer: Staldine Publishers, Chicago, Illinois..Date Postmarked: 1950..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested... more

Home of Jefferson Davis, Shaft of S.S. 'Merrimac' in Foreground. Richmond, Va.

Home of Jefferson Davis, Shaft of S.S. 'Merrimac' in Foreground. Richm...

Description: Home of Jefferson Davis. The 'White House of the Confederacy' , so called because it was occupied by Jefferson Davis while he was president of the Confederate states, is an imposing, typical south... more

Highland Park Public School, Highland Park, Richmond, Va.

Highland Park Public School, Highland Park, Richmond, Va.

Description: Corner Stone laid April 24th, 1909. School first opened Sept. 27th, 1909...Manufacturer: Southern Bargain House, Richmond, Va...Date Postmarked: 1910..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Ack... more

Hotel Jefferson, Richmond, Va.

Hotel Jefferson, Richmond, Va.

Description: 1903..Manufacturer: Detroit Publishing Co...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a sourc... more

Maggie Walker High School, Richmond, Va.

Maggie Walker High School, Richmond, Va.

Description: Maggie L. Walker School (1938) is a public, comprehensive school, offering vocational, general, and college preparatory courses to 1100 day pupils and 600 adult, night pupils. It is located on 8 a... more

Belle Isle and Falls of James River, Richmond, Va.

Belle Isle and Falls of James River, Richmond, Va.

Description: On this island the Confederacy established its largest military prison. Federal prisoners being housed in tents, surrounded by a stockade. Now occupied by the O. D. Iron & Nail Works. The granite... more

Richmond Municipal Airport

Richmond Municipal Airport

Manufacturer: Dexter Press, Inc...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Refere... more

Main St. Looking West from Eleventh St., Richmond, Va.

Main St. Looking West from Eleventh St., Richmond, Va.

Description: Main Street, as its name implies, is the principal business thoroughfare of the city. It is wide, well paved, and lined with handsome, substantial business structures. The most prominent buildin... more

Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.

Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.

Description: No published or copyright date listed on postcard...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as... more

City Hall, Richmond, Va.

City Hall, Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Tuck & Sons'..Date Postmarked: 1909..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.libr... more

I'm Cultivating Music In Richmond, Va.

I'm Cultivating Music In Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Amforth & Co. LTD. Publishers (England) and New York, Local Lovers..Date Postmarked: 1912..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Librar... more

Idlewood Park, Richmond, Va.

Idlewood Park, Richmond, Va.

Date Postmarked: 1911..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/postcard,239 ... more

Streetcar at 14th and Dock [no title]

Streetcar at 14th and Dock [no title]

Description: Richmond, Virginia - November 1948. Virginia Transit Company streetcar No. 468 stops under the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway trestle of 14th and Dock Streets to allow Southern Railway train to cross.... more

Emancipation Day, Richmond, Virginia

Emancipation Day, Richmond, Virginia

Description: 1905..Manufacturer: Detroit Publishing Co...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a sourc... more

Soldier's Home, Richmond, Va.

Soldier's Home, Richmond, Va.

Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/po... more

Mutual Life Ins. Co. Building, Corner 9th and Main Street, Richmond, Va.

Mutual Life Ins. Co. Building, Corner 9th and Main Street, Richmond, V...

Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/po... more

Westhampton College [no title]

Westhampton College [no title]

Description: On the very Western Boundary of the City stands the new Richmond College at Westhampton. [drawing] by Luzelle Montgomery...Date Postmarked: Not postmarked...Rights: This item is in the public domai... more

View in Jefferson Park, Richmond, Va.

View in Jefferson Park, Richmond, Va.

Date Postmarked: 1909..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/postcard,224 ... more

All Saints Episcopal Church, (Franklin St.), Richmond, Va.

All Saints Episcopal Church, (Franklin St.), Richmond, Va.

Description: This handsome French Gothic building was completed in Jan. 1901, and takes the place of a much more modest house of worship, which the progressive congregation found too small for its purposes. Th... more

ACCA Temple Mosque, A.A.O.N.M.S., Richmond, VA.

ACCA Temple Mosque, A.A.O.N.M.S., Richmond, VA.

Description: ACCA Temple Mosque, A.A.O.N.M.S., This Temple is located at the corner of Main and Laurel Streets and is devoted exclusively to use by shriners. The auditorium has a seating capacity of 5,000 and ... more

View in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.

View in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.

Description: On the left is shown the mausoleum of the late Major Lewis Ginter, during his life one of the most prominent citizens of Richmond. The view from this point is unsurpassed. 'The landscape embraces... more