Collector’s addition: Wish you were here

Photo: Rammelkamp Foto Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

While cleaning the office of Madison House, where he was associate director from 1997-2001, former mayor Dave Norris found an old postcard of Madison Hall in the discard pile. “I thought [it] was a cool old knick-knack and saved it,” he says.

Over time, he accumulated more postcards of UVA and, later, Charlottesville. The collection now totals more than 900 and is curated by Steve Trumbull of C’ville Images.

“It’s fascinating to see how different buildings and different parts of our urban landscape have evolved over time,” says Norris, who now works for United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. “Postcards give a fascinating glimpse into how a community tells its story and what it wants visitors to remember about it.”

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