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I got this image from Ebay - the seller did not know the original source. It appears to be from a journal. My guess is the image is from the 1890s.
Unfortunately, there is not a comprehensive site on Richmond's early streetcar system - but here is one with an overview of its history and some nice images. And here's a good site on Frank J. Sprague, who came to Richmond in 1887-1888 to install what became the world's first large-scale electric trolley line. The best monograph on Richmond's streetcar history is Rails in Richmond by Carlton Norris McKenney, published in 1986.
Other sites on Richmond's streetcars - Here and Here.
- Ray B.