Photos (1958-1960)

08/05/2009 6:20 AM by

marshall street tracks 3

Another great set of photos from the Adolph B. Rice Studio Collection…

1) ABOVE&BELOW: 25th and Marshall


2) BELOW: 27th and Marshall

marshall at 27th street

3) BELOW: 509 North 27th Street


4) BELOW&BELOW: 22nd and Marshall

marshall ar north 22nd
marshall street tracks

5) BELOW: northwest corner of 25th and Broad

northeast corner of 25th

6) BELOW&BELOW: Broad and 29th

29th and broad

29th and broad 2

7) BELOW: Marshall Street

marshall street tracks 2

8) BELOW: 25th Street

25th street

9) BELOW: northwest corner of 25th and Franklin

northwest corner

The Adolph B. Rice Studio Collection constitutes a unique photographic record of life in Richmond, Virginia from 1949 to 1961. The collection consists of more than 16,000 4 x 5 inch film negatives from the commercial studio of Adolph B. Rice.

Adolph B. Rice Sr. (1909-1960) opened his first photo studio in Richmond in 1949. The studio remained on North Auburn Avenue until it ceased operation in 1961. Rice was an active member of the Virginia Professional Photographer Association and the Virginia Press Photographers Association. With a reputation for quality commercial work, his clients included businesses, industry, and state and local government. Photo assignments ranged from studio portraits, to aerial views to advertising shots for local department stores. After his death in 1960, the studio was owned and operated by his son Adolph B. Rice, Jr. (1937-1974). The collection was later donated to the Library of Virginia.

Check out previous posts with photos from the collection or the complete flickr set, or visit the collection online at the Library of Virginia.

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