Untitled by Rufus W. Holsinger (undated). Mattress window display. (Holsinger Studio Collection, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia) UPDATE: Although the photograph is attributed to Rufus Holsinger, it’s… Read More»
From the Library of Virginia comes this photograph of a USO performer, taken on August 23, 1944: In 1941 six civilian organizations, including the YMCA and the Salvation Army, answered… Read More»
On August 23, 1862, Harper’s Weekly published the above engraving of Union troops burning the Virginia home of Edmund Ruffin under the guns of the naval ship USS Mahaska. A reporter… Read More»
View of the City of Richmond from the Bank of the James River by Benjamin H. Latrobe, May 24, 1798 (Maryland Historical Society)
From the National Archives: Pvt. Hubbard Pryor before [and after] enlistment in the 44th United States Colored Troops, October 10, 1864.
A Visit from the Old Mistress by Winslow Homer, 1878. The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., provides some background: A Visit from the Old Mistress captures a tentative encounter in… Read More»
Above you’ll find nine members of the Japanese Imperial Army, photographed during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery on August 5, 1924. According to this newspaper article, the mission had… Read More»
African American veterans of World War I gather at Morris Cafeteria, Richmond, on August 4, 1919 (Valentine Richmond History Center).