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Rarely Seen Richmond

Postcards have long been a sentimental memento from places well-known to the completely unknown. Today, they offer a bit of nostalgic throwback but once upon a time millions were sent around the US each year. One figure released by the U.S Post Office for the fiscal year 1907-1908 indicates that over 677 million postcards were mailed in that year alone. This digital collection from the Virginia Commonwealth University brings together over 600 postcard images from Richmond's Gilded Age to the Great Depression. The homepage offers up a mix of remarkable images that document everything from ancient railroad bridges to long gone hotels. The park postcards are quite fun as they reveal neatly manicured grounds that harken back to a certain area of studied green luxury and refined pursuits.
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August 1st, 2014
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July 31st, 2014 at 12:16pm
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July 31st, 2014 at 4:45pm
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