A few weeks ago, I had another Valentine's Day...at The Valentine history museum here in Richmond, Virginia. This city is chock-full of history and The Valentine has a great collection of unique objects from different time periods. Here are a few typographic finds from my visit there. (All photos below by Chenla Ou.)
Richmond has an extensive history in the tobacco industry. I love how intricate all of these tobacco tins are.
A 1760s ledger that was used by Patrick Henry in his store. Even everyday handwriting was beautiful back then! (Click here for full description.)
Richmond unfortunately played a prominent part in the slave trade. (Click here for full description.)
Receipts for slave transactions
1993 illustration by Mark Weakley representing Gabriel's Rebellion in 1800. (Click here for full description.)
Early 1900s sign for Pepsi
Thalhimers was one of the hot spot department stores in the city.
Miller & Rhoads was the other go-to department store in the city.
A lovely hatbox!