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White House of the Confederacy, Twelfth and Clay Streets, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1930-1938

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Summary:White House of the Confederacy, Twelfth and Clay Streets, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1930-1938. Message reads: "'Carry me back to Ol' Virginia'- but keep the rain away: Yes it's still raining. But I love Richmond. Had a very nice ride in the rain from Wash. Saw the stream of Bull Run where the battles of Manassas were fought also the home of Patrick Henry. Every inch of this ground is historical. So Long -Flo." Caption reads: "Formerly a private residence, it was purchased in 1862 by the City of Richmond for the use of the Confederate Government and during he war was occupied by President Davis and his family. It is now a Confederate museum, each of the 14 Confederate States having in it a memorial room. In the yard of the mansion is the propeller shaft of the 'Virginia-Merrimac' whose engagement with the 'Monitor' revolutionized naval warfare the world over." Postmark date: September 20, 1938; Postcard number: 60412; Message included.
Provider:Richmond News Company
Tichnor Brothers, Inc.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1921-1930
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Galleries & museums
Museum of the Confederacy (Richmond, Va.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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