Archive for March, 2009

31
Mar
09

Mayo’s Bridge (Richmonds, Point Neuf)

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Althea and I made it downtown Sunday for a closer look.

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The Fall of Richmond, Virginia, on the Night of April 2nd 1865, by Currier and Ives (1865)

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30
Mar
09

Kanawha Canal

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Packet boats taken at Tuckahoe Plantation, late 19th century.

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Richmond from the Hill above the Waterworks (1834),  engraving by W.J. Bennett

30
Mar
09

Family Bicycle’s

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Ever since recovering from a fractured knee-cap I’ve regained my love of biking (which speeded my recovery). Here are some pictures from the 40’s of my parents on bikes.

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29
Mar
09

Benny’s

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other cool pictures of pre-Benny’s…

http://redandbluerays.blogspot.com/2008/04/from-earls-grill-to-bennys-611-west.html

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favorite Benny’s flyers (the $1.98 Beauty Pagent, not at Benny’s, was better than American Idol is today).

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 I found my Benny’s button in a fish tin with my dice collection and etc.

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A cool river buddy that was a bartender at Benny’s (can’t remember her name and don’t remember where we were on city stretch of James?

28
Mar
09

Under the Bridges (1988 slides)

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Favorite fishing spot downtown until Althea and I got our windows broken and car robbed, not sure what the bridge is maybe RR?

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28
Mar
09

Powhite Bridge

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early 70’s, O3 photo

27
Mar
09

Rocketts Landing

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A view of James River harbor around the early part of century showing primitive facilities.

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Rocketts Panorama

– taken from Libby Hill looking south. Probably taken by A. J. Russell

This two-plate panorama was taken from the southern edge of Libby Hill, and shows the complete Rocketts shipyard area.

These plates are from the National Archives: (NWDNS-111-B-5963 – left) and (NWDNS-111-B-5869).

Both images that make up this panorama were also taken as stereo negatives now at the National Archives: (NWDNS-111-B-496 – left) and (NWDNS-111-B-5471 – right).

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27
Mar
09

Oregon Hill

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70’s, O3 photo looking north up from river.

 

“View of the North front of Bevidere, Richmond” (Oregonhill now)

 

27
Mar
09

Mayo’s Bridge

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Views of Richmond taken in the years immediately following the Civil War by the Richmond firm of Anderson & Co..

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This handsome steel and concrete structure replaces the ‘old’ Mayo Bridge, over which the Confederate Army defending Richmond, retreated, just before the evacuation and burning on the City in April, 1865. The new bridge begins at the south end of 14th Street, and, crossing the Mayo’s Island, it joins the two portions of the City lying on the north and south banks of the James River, and furnishes an important traffic artery for the commercial life of the community. It was erected by the City of Richmond at a cost of $300,000.00 and was completed adn opened to the public in September, 1913. From abutment to abutment, it has a length of 1,775 feet. Visitors to Paris will probably notice its resemblance to the famous ‘Point Neuf,’ crossing the Seine, near Notre Dame.”

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BRASSAI “Point Neuf In Paris” 1932
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PIERRE PETIT “Le Pont Neuf” (29 JANVIER 1910) during 1910 Paris Flood.
27
Mar
09

Nickel Bridge

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1984 Computer portrait from State Fair

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