Antietam by the Virginia photographer Sally Mann RE THE POST’S TITLE: See this Virginia soldier’s remembrance of the battle
A postcard-souvenir from the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition of 1907: Lovers lane, Jamestown exposition Grounds. Leads to the Indian Canoe Trail, and is but one of the many charming and romantic… Read More»
Postcard from a (wounded?) soldier to his parents, from Virginia Beach, dated May 5, 1942.
The idea of touring old battlefields dates to even before the Civil War. In the July 1854 issue of Putnam’s Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art, a correspondent visited… Read More»
From BoingBoing a few years ago: In 1972 the Highway Safety Division of Virginia published a comic book for kids about bike safety called Danny and the Demoncycle. It stars a… Read More»
The following item appeared under the heading “Incidental Intelligence” in the New Yorker on November 15, 1947: The slogan of the Pearl Hardware Company, of Phoebus, Virginia, is “Remember Pearl… Read More»
If you’re looking for the essence of old Virginia, then you can certainly find it in this whiskey-bottle label from around 1859. Knowing that your slaves are happy and not… Read More»
The following anecdote appeared in the New Yorker on this day in 1956, under the header, “Purpose”: On a tour through the University of Virginia not long ago, some friends… Read More»