Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gwar - Halloween 1986 at VCU

Gwar - Shafer Court at VCU, October 31st, 1986:

Photos courtesy of VCU Libraries

Monday, October 29, 2012

I-95 traffic - Hurricane Camille - August 1969

With Hurricane Sandy approaching, I dug out this great shot of the traffic backup resulting from Hurricane Camille's flooding of the South end of I-95 as it crosses the James River. Be sure to check out the hi-rez version, there's some great details in this one!

Also, check out an older post with an almost the same angle, from 12 years earlier in 1957.

Photo courtesy of The Library of Virginia's Virginia Governor's Negative Collection

Friday, October 26, 2012

I-95 flooding - Hurricane Agnes

With Hurrican Sandy heading our way late this weekend, I thought it was a good time to take a look back. 40 years ago, in June of 1972, Hurricane Agnes caused the James River to crest at a peak of 36.5 feet in Richmond, still an all-time high.

Here's a shot of I-95, looking South from the Maury Street exit ramp:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Santana - Richmond Coliseum - October 22nd, 1971

41 years ago tonight Santana played the Richmond Coliseum:

Photo courtesy of the University of Richmond's Boatwright Library/Digital Initiatives

Saturday, October 20, 2012

C.F. Sauer - 1920s

Congratulations to C.F. Sauer on their 125th anniversary this month! Today's pic comes from a reader named Beth whose Great Uncle saved the picture below of C.F. Sauer employees and their families from what looks to be sometime in the 1920s. I'll be posting more pictures in the future from Beth's Great Uncle...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Richmond skyline from I-95 - Before and After

Here's two shots of I-95 looking North towards the Richmond skyline. The first is probably from around 1960, the second 2012.

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