Gilpin Shoe Store 1899

This picture comes from Historic Photos of Virginia c. 2008

S J Gilpin's Shoe Store circa 1899

Located just south of Jackson Ward, a predominantly African American neighborhood in Richmond, S. J. Gilpin’s shoe store was one of many small businesses operated by blacks in the area.  St. James Gilpin owned the store, located at 506 West Broad Street, when it was photographed about 1899.


  1. #1 • bernard brown •

    Papa is man on right with suit and Papapa (St. James Gilpin) is man on left with bowtie w/double breasted suit.

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