Submitted by RVA50 on April 18, 2014 - 10:26am
Flogger, circa 1855
Wood, leather, iron
What is this? Found in an antebellum Richmond commercial building, this flogger is a reminder of one of the harsher chapters in the city’s history.
As a shipping port and an expanding railroad city, Richmond was an active participant in the slave trade. The movement of enslaved Africans being sold or hired out created opportunities for escape as well as fear in the Americans began to question the legal and moral ramifications of slavery in the United States.
Submitted by RVA50 on April 11, 2014 - 10:25am
“Aunt Betsy,” 1857
Oil on board
Francis Blackwell Mayer (1827-1899)
Submitted by RVA50 on April 4, 2014 - 7:17pm
Martha Crane Heath and Jennie Wilson Heath, circa 1850
Oil on Canvas
Submitted by Staff on March 31, 2014 - 2:26pm
When you hear Carytown, what comes to mind?
Submitted by RVA50 on March 28, 2014 - 10:25am
“Ordinances of the Corporation of the City of Richmond"
John Warrock, printer
Submitted by RVA50 on March 21, 2014 - 10:16am
Wedgwood, Etruria, England
Submitted by RVA50 on March 21, 2014 - 8:12am
“Charles Dickens In Richmond,” 1842
Harper’s Weekly, October 8, 1864
Submitted by admin on March 18, 2014 - 12:52pm
Carly Winfield, a senior at the University of Mary Washington, interned during the fall semester at the History Center and focused on planning the 2014 Community Conversations series.
Submitted by RVA50 on March 14, 2014 - 2:17pm
Bench, circa 1910
Tredegar Iron Works
Submitted by admin on February 28, 2014 - 10:54am
As part of the Valentine Richmond History Center’s continuing initiative to digitize its photograph collection, a group of 50 lantern slides is now available through the museum’s online database. The slides, donated by the Richmond Health Department in 1981, appear to be associated with the effort to eradicate typhoid fever in the city in 1907. Typhoid fever, a disease spread from human to human through poor hygiene habits and public sanitation conditions, was very much on the minds of the nation during the early 20th century. Indeed, the notorious “Typhoid Mary” came to national attention in 1907, as the carrier of the disease in New York.