The Devil's Triangle, Richmond, Virginia
Corner of Monument Ave. and Sheppard St., 1928. In 2008 (80 years after this photo by Cook was taken) you can still see remnants of the streetcar rail in the road on Sheppard Street. When the streetcars in Richmond were replaced by the bus line after World War II, the city left much of the streetcar rail where it was -- they simply paved over it.
Edith Shelton took this photo at 533 Brook Road in Jackson Ward, now the site of Abner Clay Park, in August 1955 (photo courtesy The Valentine). The Valentine Museum will showcase the most colorful examples of her work in the new exhibition Edith Shelton’s Richmond, from Dec. 4 through May 8, 2016.