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Can you kick towards Richmond 1919?

Kitty Snow is trying use crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter to raise money to publish a book of her great-grandfather’s photos from a Richmond trolley line:

In 1888, before streetcars ran in San Francisco or New Orleans, Richmond, Virginia built the first successful electric streetcar system in America. Driving the streetcar was my great-grandfather’s job but his passion was photography and his camera rode by him on the streetcar route. I recently discovered nearly 3,000 photos and negatives that provide a rarely-seen visual record of life in the early 1900s.


I just need the financial means to complete the publishing process and that’s where Kickstarter comes in.

As of this post, she has 27 hours left to get the last $1,050. Can you help?

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Houdon 10/19/2013 at 7:39 PM

Where is this? Looks like Union Hill!

chpn 10/20/2013 at 8:27 AM

Good bump since last night, she’s only $200 short. If you’re thinking this sounds cool, go ahead and help out!

p.spraker 10/20/2013 at 10:40 AM

For those interested, the author is going to be at the 32nd street block party around 2 today, 600 block of north 32nd.

Anne 10/20/2013 at 12:33 PM

Thanks CHPN for the final boost! Goal met!


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