"There may perhaps in such a scene some recollection be,
Of days that have as happy been - And you'll remember me."
...East Lynne, Mrs. Henry Wood
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Mayor's Court - The life and crimes of those who appeared in Richmond's "Night Court"- drunkards, pig thieves, streetwalkers, brawlers, duelists, "hallooers", crab tossers, and the ever popular Granville Montel, colorful king of Virginia horse thieves.
Other Scenes & Recollections - People, Places and Events from Antebellum Richmond
A century and a half later, we can still sample Pizzini's menu from his long vanished Confectioner shop on Broad Street and laugh over the public's abuse heaped upon an ungainly goose statue at Capitol Square. We can still gasp at the attempt to launch a giant balloon carrying a mounted horse at Ashland and relish the staggering number of foul names that Governor Wise could be called in one short editorial by the Richmond Whig. Whether it be graffitti in a park bathroom, enduring someone smoking in public, eating Indian "popped" corn at amusements, or the mighty being caught with their hand in the cookie jar, through these scenes and recollections we remain connected to a a bygone world whose people remain surprisingly familiar.
Seeking the scenes and recollections of John Wilkes Booth's life from the years 1858-1860 opened the door for me to enter the larger world of Antebellum Richmond, to glimpse a time, a place and a people "long gone by." AntebellumRichmond.com hosts my continuing research on John Wilkes Booth and the Richmond Grays, yet allows me to share some of Antebellum Richmond's long forgotten "Scenes and Recollections" I have found along the way.
Please check back as these "Scenes and Recollections" from Antebellum Richmond are added. Readers' contributions, comments and specific requests are always welcome.
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