This set of human interest images were taken in 1961 by photographers working for the Richmond “Times-Dispatch.” The lead image taken in August of 1961 contains a street-side market where “farmers and merchants in the market area of 17th and East Franklin streets sold produce and goods curbside, paying a fee of 50 cents a day for a spot to park.”
Please share with us what you find of interest in the enlargeable photographs and captions courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
- “In June 1961, cars – most of them belong to students – were parked in the lot at Douglass Freeman High School in Henrico County.”
- “In December 1961, Mrs. Derwood Johnson, the only female member of the Tri-City Go-Kart Club based in Hanover County, finished first in a club race – though she gave the trophy to the runner-up because she and her husband had sponsored the competition. Still, she had eight trophies, her husband had nine, and their kids added 10 more to the family tally, though they had been racing for only about six months.”