Interior of St. John's Church, Richmond, Va.

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Interior of St. John's Church, Richmond, Va.

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Description: St. John's Church (Episcopal), a plain edifice at the corner of Broad and 24th Streets on Church Hill, was built in 1740, and is the oldest church in Richmond. The pew still remains where Patrick Henry made his famous closing with the words 'Give me liberty or give me death,' when, in 1775, the Virginia Convention met here to decide the action of the colony. Many of the headstones in the churchyard (in which the mother of Edgar Allan Poe was buried) bear dates as remote as 1751...Manufacturer: Tuck & Sons'..Date Postmarked: 1906..Rights: This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested...Reference URL: dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/postcard,97 ( http://dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/postcard,97 ) ..Collection: Rarely Seen Richmond: Early twentieth century Richmond as seen through vintage postcards ( http://go.vcu.edu/postcards )

This VCU Libraries collection shows early twentieth century Richmond, Virginia as seen through over 600 vintage postcards. Many of these images include buildings and structures that either no longer exist or have since been altered. The subject matter of these postcards also lends insight into the social and cultural attitudes of those times.

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