Municipal Band plays to crowd assembled at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society to celebrate the “birthday” of CHO 250 years ago, 12/23/1762
A time capsule was gathered up, a box to be opened in 2062. Citizens were encouraged to leave a note for the future.
Photographer Ed Roseberry, a man whose images comprise a powerful record of more than the past fifty years, was on the job. Shooting with his trusty twin lens Rollieflex.
I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico (whatever it takes to buy a camera.) I am on the road to understanding black and white photography.
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On the 18th of December, after a third reading, the act (establishing Charlottesville) was approved and sent to Lieutenant Governor Francis Fauquier for his signature. Fauquier was acting Governor or Virginia, as the Crown Governor, Jeffery Amherst, was an absentee governor. Thus on the 23rd of December, 1762, exactly 250 years ago today, Lt. Governor Fauquier did indeed sign the act therein creating Charlottesville in the wilderness next to the new courthouse.– excerpt from talk by Steven Meeks, President ACHS
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