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Unseen Richmond topic of book launch talk for "From a Richmond Streetcar"

October 23, 2012

The publication of author Kitty Snow's book featuring rare photographs of Richmond will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 30 at a free and open to the public event in Special Collections and Archives, fourth floor, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU, 901 Park Ave. 

The event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. with brief author remarks at 6:30 p.m. There will be books for sale and the author will sign. 

Snow's book was the focus of an extensive Oct. 2 STYLE Weekly cover story that published some of the rare photos of everyday life in Richmond early in the last century and tells the story of Harris H. Stilson, who was a streetcar 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 "From a Richmond Streetcar."  

Snow grew up in Bon Air and is a graduate of Huguenot High School. She studied at Longwood College and Virginia Commonwealth University. She owns Home Team, Realtors. (Photo of Kitty Snow by Scott Elmquist for STYLE Weekly.)

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