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Belle Isle and Falls of James River, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1915-1917

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Summary:Belle Isle and Falls of James River, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1915-1917. Caption reads: "Beautiful and Historical Richmond, Va., Series. No. 29. Belle Isle and Falls of James River, Richmond, Va. A portion of the unique steel viaduct of the C. &. O. Ry, which extends down the bed of the river for a distance of nearly two miles is shown in this view. Also the dam of the Va. Ry. & P Co. extending across the river from bank to bank, and harnessing its turbulent water for the electrification of the city. In the middle distance is Belle Isle, where the Confederate Government maintained a large military prison; the inmates being housed in tents surrounded by a stockade. Across the river is Washington Ward of Richmond. This ward was formerly the City of Manchester but was united by Richmond by annexation in April 1910." Postcard number: 29, 45600.
Provider:Southern Bargain House
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: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Zone :James River
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Geographical subject – District:Belle Isle
Topical subjects:Rivers
Railroad bridges
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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