Saturday, October 9, 2021

View of Main Street, Richmond, Va., ca. 1907

I found this postcard image of Main Street on eBay. The image is dated circa 1901-1907 when what was called "undivided postcards" were published. Postcards with a divided back were permitted in the U.S. beginning on March 1, 1907. The address was to be written on the right side; the left side was for writing messages. This is a rare card showing Main Street with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce building on the top left which was located at 823-827 E. Main Street, built 1891-1892, and designed by architect Marion J. Dimmock (1846-1908). It was demolished in 1912. I check for rare Richmond images on eBay every so often and gems like this keep popping up. Plus it was free so...

Here's the reverse.

- Ray

No comments: