The Shockoe Examiner is back and amazing: Richmond Movies Online is a link to a repository of short films showing RVA in the first decades of the 20th century.
They’ve dug up CriticalPast, a company that has “stock footage and millions of stock photo images comprising one of the largest royalty-free archival footage collections in the world.” Search “Richmond” to see what is available…
This one from 1917 opens with a sweeping panorama of a downtown Richmond that is unrecognizable. Another from 1917 shows a working Tredegar Iron Works and an industrial Belle Isle. This 1935 film has men, kids, and dogs hanging out on an unnamed street corner. A film from 1931 shows an illegal still getting busted. The “For Colored Only” “Booker-T Luncheon” is captured in this film from 1939.
tagged: historic photos, Shockoe Examiner
*AMAZING* RT @chpn: Film of Richmond in the early 1900s http://t.co/Gsv7nGCc
thank you @rvanews for posting this amazing footage of richmond from the early-mid 1900’s http://t.co/ZrnscBnA
Woooooow!! RT @CHPN Film of Richmond in the early 1900s http://t.co/lGdC3JDd #rva
Wonder whether the Booker-T Luncheon used to be in the building still extant at the corner of Broad and Jefferson – the entrance certainly looks very similar. Does anybody know for sure?
The footage really brings vintage times to life. Thanks!