This film can be found at this site. It is just a few seconds and is part of a longer film - maybe a total of 5 minutes or less - created by the Ford Motor Co. in 1917. So, this is a snapshot of downtown Richmond in 1917 - the year that the Richmond School of Social Work was founded. That school, headed by Dr. Henry H. Hibbs, Jr., grew into Richmond Professional Institute (in 1939) which merged (in 1968) with the Medical College of Virginia to become Virginia Commonwealth University.
We blogged about this online film site a year or so ago. I just came across this file on my laptop and thought I would post it. I am hoping to acquire the complete film - one without the "CriticalPast" watermark on the film. When I do, I will make sure its posted online.
So, do you like this film? Please let us know in the comment section below. And yes, I'm fishing for comments just to see if anyone is out there :-)