RVA Time Machine: Tobacco Festival

By Boomer Staff | July 27th, 2016

BOOMER jumps back in time each week with a new photo from The Library of Virginia's archives.

Many may remember getting up early to go watch the well-attended Tobacco Festival with their family in Richmond. The festival ran from 1949-1984 and often ended with everyone gathering at the Tobacco Bowl football game.

This photograph was taken Sept. 19, 1953 by Adolph B. Rice Studio and is courtesy of the Library of Virginia. 

More from Boomer

Doused with fear gas, Shame takes Batgirl hostage in 'The Great Escape' (1968). For article, TV’s Batgirl Was Emasculated and Humiliated Image

“No, Batgirl, Get Out Quick!”

By Fred M. Grandinetti | October 4, 2021
Bewitched iconography for Reused Episodes of the Bewitched TV Series Image

Bewitched, Bothered, and Recycled

By Fred Grandinetti | September 20, 2021
Cartoon of angels welcoming Ed Asner to heaven, for column on a personal tribute to Ed Asner Image

The Roots of Ed Asner’s Humanity

By Mary Sanchez, Tribune Content Agency | September 13, 2021