Submitted by staff on May 13, 2014 - 3:37pm
This is part two of a feature on Pamela Royal’s recent donation of more than 20 pairs of women’s couture shoes to the Valentine Richmond History Center. Dr. Pamela Royal is a Richmond dermatologist, former History Center board chair and a local philanthropist.
Submitted by Anonymous on May 9, 2014 - 5:06pm
Mourning Dress, 1863
Worn by Mrs. Benjamin Rose
Submitted by Anonymous on May 2, 2014 - 4:41pm
Abraham Lincoln Bust, 1943
Plaster cast by Alva Studios, NY
Submitted by Anonymous on April 25, 2014 - 4:35pm
Sword, circa 1861
Steel, brass, iron
Submitted by Anonymous on April 18, 2014 - 10:26am
Flogger, circa 1855
Wood, leather, iron
What is this? Found in an antebellum Richmond commercial building, this flogger is a reminder of one of the harsher chapters in the city’s history.
As a shipping port and an expanding railroad city, Richmond was an active participant in the slave trade. The movement of enslaved Africans being sold or hired out created opportunities for escape as well as fear in the Americans began to question the legal and moral ramifications of slavery in the United States.
Submitted by Anonymous on April 11, 2014 - 10:25am
“Aunt Betsy,” 1857
Oil on board
Francis Blackwell Mayer (1827-1899)
Submitted by Anonymous on April 4, 2014 - 7:17pm
Martha Crane Heath and Jennie Wilson Heath, circa 1850
Oil on Canvas
Submitted by staff on March 31, 2014 - 2:26pm
When you hear Carytown, what comes to mind?
Submitted by Anonymous on March 28, 2014 - 10:25am
“Ordinances of the Corporation of the City of Richmond"
John Warrock, printer
Submitted by Anonymous on March 21, 2014 - 10:16am
Wedgwood, Etruria, England