Penny Postcards from the April 2009 issue.
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Sent by Jean Rabe, Albemarle, N.C.
Lynchburg, Va., Rivermont Park and Casino | 1914
In the photo above: Ladies taking the air on a roadside bench outside the Rivermont Park and Casino in Lynchburg—what could be more civilized?
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Sent by Edward Shepherd, Stuarts Draft
The Winding Trail, Jamestown Exposition Grounds | 1907
This trail must have provided a welcome respite from the noise and chaos of the 1907 festivities.
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Sent by Jane Evans, Virginia Beach
The Springs, Massanetta Springs, Va. | 1919
Or one could take the waters at Massanetta Spring house. As it happens, the sender’s great uncle built the resort and donated it in 1922 to Hampden-Sydney College.
We’ve been mulling lately over how to handle the phrase “turn of the century.” The 21st century is simply too new for it, so, by executive decision, we declare that anything described as “turn-of-the-century” still refers to the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Herewith, some turn-of-the-century depictions of turn-of-the-century people enjoying springtime near the turn of the century.