old charlottesville

John Shepherd is a Charlottesville local who focused his early photography efforts on “people on the street.” These 1970s film photographs of downtown Charlottesville fascinate me because they’re simultaneously familiar and foreign.

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Where could you get a huge wig dyed all colors of the rainbow? Try the Love Wig first. That’s Batten’s Auto Parts on the left, now a consignment shop.

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I don’t know who are at the counter but that’s Pearl behind the cash register. I gave her a copy of this when she retired.

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Click the image to be redirected to the etsy listing. All images used with permission from the photographer.

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