“Rare Photographs of C’ville”: August 8

Our next slideshow is set for Thursday, August 8 at 7 pm. The presentation will be held in our regular monthly location at C’ville Coffee on Harris Street.  If you haven’t joined us for one of these events, please do. We usually have a good crowd but the venueis a comfortable and casual atmosphere where you can enjoy a beverage and see some fascinating vintage photographs from Charlottesville. $5 at the door supports our continual efforts to find and show rare and unusual C’ville images.

42954vWe will show a number of rare photographs from Charlottesville that we have gotten from a wide range of sources. This photograph was taken in 1923 on the south end of the Lawn at UVA. You can see the statue of Homer as well as the Rotunda and Pavilion X in the distance. Note the cars parked along the road which today is only a walking path.  The people dressed in colonial costumes appear to be part of a pageant or performance. The original glass plate that this photo came from is housed at the Library of Congress.

 

 

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