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Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio

Sunday, September 22 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

More dates through November 10, 2019

When photographer George S. Cook relocated with his family to Richmond in 1880, he arrived in a city caught between the old and the new: Richmond bustled with post-Civil War construction and economic enterprise even while it held onto the antebellum social and political order.

Acquired by the Valentine Museum in 1954, the Cook Studio’s more than 10,000 negatives and prints visually document Richmond at the turn of the 20th century. Experience imagery taken by George and his son Huestis Cook of this conflicted and changing city.

The Valentine
1015 E Clay St, Richmond, VA 23219


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All ages


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One-day admission to the Valentine exhibition galleries, the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio, and the 1812 John Wickham House: Adults: $10 Senior (55+): $8 Student with ID: $8 Military, children, college students, SNAP recipients: FREE, Valentine Members: FREE

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