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In the News: STYLE cover piece explores Stilson collection of rare photos and films

October 3, 2012

"The Roving Eye," an Oct. 2, 2012 article by Edwin Slipek Jr. in STYLE Weekly, publishes many rare photos of everyday life in Richmond early in the century and tells in detail the story of a turn-of-the-century Richmonder, Harris H. Stilson. Stilson was a streetcar conductor and motorman and an amateur photographer and filmmaker who captured images of Richmond in  the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

Kitty Snow, Stilson's great-granddaughter, is the driving force behind the work to save the photographs and films. She told STYLE:  "His pictures show how people made a living, where they shopped, where they worked and what Richmond was like in the early 20th century." Some 125 of these rare photos will be published in the forthcoming book, "From a Richmond Streetcar." VCU Libraries will be hosting a book launch event Oct. 30. 

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