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Gala opening of the new State Theater, in Richmond, Virginia.

Cheerleaders and military cadets from the John Marshall High School (located only a few blocks away at 8th and Marshall Street) walk together in front of the new State Theater, at 712 E.Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia. The movie theater Marquee advertises "Fast and frothy musical Romance, My Weakness, with Lilian Harvey." A group of students sings. Employees of the theater pose in front of it with cadets, cheerleaders, and 5 ushers. Bouquets of flowers sit at left of the picture. Cadets escort women into the theater. A dozen of the theater's ushers walk out of the theater and pose, with their chief, in front for the camera.They are all dressed in uniforms with black tie. Several businessmen pose in front of the theater. View from inside the ticket booth as woman sells tickets to patrons. Ticket taker at entrance tears tickes of entering patrons. View from across the street, of theater and traffic and pedestrians.

Date: 1933, October 25
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View of Country Club of Virginia, and water gushing through spillways of pumping station in Richmond, Virginia.

Buildings in Richmond, Virginia. A car is driven down Three Chopt Road (or Three Notch'd Road) in Richmond. View of the Country Club of Virginia (The CCV or Virginia Country Club) as seen from entrance driveway. Several large homes and estates in the Richmond area. Water gushes through spillways at a pumping station as a military guard stands by (slate indicates it is "Well guarded from German plotters" as footage is from World War I).

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Elevated sweeping views of Richmond Virginia downtown area, streetcars, traffic, police, and patrons at floral shop.

Elevated aerial views of buildings in the city of Richmond in the early 20th century. A street in the business district. Streetcars and automobile traffic on the street. People on a street in Richmond, Virginia. A sign on a building reads 'Kaufman Co. Millinery'. A policeman in a traffic control booth at an intersection. People at an outdoor florist shop in Richmond.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American Civil War veterans pose outside the Confederate Soldier's Home in Richmond, Virginia.

The R. E. Lee Camp No. 1, Confederate Soldiers Home Memorial Building is a National Historic Landmark, Civil War Historic site in Richmond, Virginia. Confederate Veterans who fought in America's Civil War pose outside 'Fleming Hall', the R.E. Lee Camp No. 1, Confederate Soldier's Home Museum building and headquarters. The next scene shows all the Camp's veterans assembled for the cleaning a civil war artillery cannon. 'Fleming Hall' can be seen in the distance on the left. It was established as the first Confederate Soldiers Home in December 1884. In the center distance is the 1885 'Pegram Hall' barracks, named to memorialize two brothers who were killed in battle. Behind the veteran in the next scene, is the meeting hall named 'Randolph Hall' on the left, which was built in 1885 and appears with 'Cooke Hall' barracks built in 1894. The latter has a two-story balcony used as first and second floor rocking chair porches, facing the Boulevard to the right. (The United Daughters of the Confederacy national headquarters now stands on the site, facing the Boulevard, where 'Cooke Hall', the 1893 'Soldiers Home hospital' and 'Pegram Hall' once stood.) The President Jefferson Davis Monument seen, is located on Monument Avenue. Confederate monuments and memorials grace each intersection throughout its entire length, to honor fallen Confederate officers, as prescribed in the code of the City of Richmond at the request of the Stonewall Jackson Camp Number 981, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Last segment shows Richmond's Star Fort number ten of the Inter-city-defenses that guard the left flank of old Deep Run Turnpike (now named Broad Street). The canon seen to the right behind the Star-fort breast works is the Monument Avenue landmark for the site that exists today just east of President Davis' Monument.

Date: 1917
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View of the Virginia State Capitol Building and negro people nearby in Richmond, Virginia

Activities of people in Richmond, Virginia. Examples of "Jim Crow" laws (racial segregation). View of the Virginia State Capitol Building. The sign reads 'White House of confederacy entrance on Clay St'. Buses parked in front of the "colored waiting room". White pedestrians at crossing on Broad Street. Highway sign reads "Colored tourists stop at Hotel McGuire, Route 1, Fredericksburg, Virginia." View of the Virginia State Capitol big modern building in the background.

Date: 1939
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
World War I military equipment from Victory Liberty Loan train, at a parade in Richmond, Virginia.

Liberty Bond drive in Richmond Virginia, United States, during World War 1. Large crowd gathered at a street in Richmond, Virginia, watching a parade of World War I troops and military equipment including vehicles and artillery, from the Victory Liberty Loan War Train. The parade includes Holt tractors pulling artillery pieces.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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