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A Submarine on North A Street?

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During World War II, Americans were reminded daily to buy War Bonds to help finance the war effort.  One of the more unusual ways of raising money was the one…

Singin’ Sam the Barbasol Man

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Singin’ Sam was the stage name of Harry Frankel, who lived in Richmond for much of his life.  Beginning his career as a minstrel performer and vaudevillian, he was a…

A Step Back in Time

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In these days of worldwide pandemic and accompanying fear of contagion, Morrisson-Reeves has had to limit its services in response.   Programs have been cancelled or moved online.  Until recently, patrons…

General Telephone Fire of 1965

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In an age when most of us carry our telephones around with us, we’re never far away from a quick call, text, or any other kind of contact, much less…

Richmond Baking Company

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The Richmond Baking Company was established in 1902 by William H. Quigg. It soon occupied the former Hoerner Baker building on South 5th Street. William’s two sons, Eugene and Robert,…

Starr Piano Company

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The Starr Piano Company began as the Trayser Piano Co. in 1872. One if its founders was James Starr. In 1878, the company was reorganized as the Chase Piano Company,…

Wayne Works

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The roots of Wayne Works go back to Dublin, Indiana in the 1830s when Caleb Witt, James Witt, and John Whippo started a foundry to manufacture farming implements. The business…

New Year’s Day Flood

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December 31, 2018 was wet and windy from start to finish, producing temporary ponds in backyards and streets, but little serious damage.  That was not the case more than 180 years…

Christmas from Richmond’s Past

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This card dates from the late 1920s.  The Cut Rate Shoe Store opened in 1926 and changed its name to Brown-bilt Shoe Store in 1929.  One of its prime features…

Wilma Wallace, Army Nurse Corps, World War I

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Wilma Mae Wallace (1889-1972) was an early graduate of Reid Hospital’s Nurses’ Training School.  At that point it was a three-year course, and she and four others graduated in June 1914. …