Tonight’s show at C’ville Coffee will feature photographs spanning the last 150 years in Charlottesville with the largest concentration of images running from the 1910s to the 1980s, a period of phenomenal change in C’ville and in the world. These dates correspond directly with my grandfather’s life (1913-1989). This photo shows him at age 18 around the time he left his home in Pittsburg, Kansas to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota during the Great Depression. He would eventually find his way East and take a job with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC. He would live his 75 years witnessing some of the most remarkable changes in this county’s history, many of which are reflected in the photographs we’ve selected for this evening. I am dedicating tonight’s program to him. He would have turned 100 today.