Turn of the century scene of old soldier home - About 1905 - 1910 era

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"RANDOLPH HALL - named after the R. E. Lee Camp soldiers' home commander, and commandant of the soldiers' home, who was very active with the Lee Camp in the erection of many Confederate monuments in Richmond. This was the recreation hall, and if you look closely : rifles are in a gun case on the wall, covered by a Confederate Battle Flag. The men are playing a favorite game of cards, huddled in the winter around the new steam radiators in the corner.

The clothing was standard Issue, and in addition to the coats, shirts, ties, they were also issued overcoats for the winter months. These men were homeless or destitute, Until taken in and nurtured at the soldiers' home. They had a full complement of a chapel, mess hall, recreation center, headquarters, and a hospital. They had a pass to ride the trolley to the downtown of Richmond. "

"The VIRGINIA MUSEUM oF FINE ARTS - Now rests on the grounds of this soldiers' home -- Randolph Hall. And is just a few paces from the headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy."
 

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