From the Capital of the Confederacy to Monument Avenue, the first electric trolley cars to Phillip Morris, Historic Photos of Richmond is a photographic history collected from the areas top archives. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, this beautiful coffee table book shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's of 'the River City' in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Richmond and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of Richmond!
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"Many, but not all, of the photographs have not been previously published (or published in works long since out of print). That is what makes the book most valuable. While there is certainly a lot of information in the captions of the images, it is the photographs which are the selling point of the book. One can easily sit for hours and turn page after page to see what Richmond previously looked like. The selection of photographs is well thought out - giving the reader a large cross section of the city, decade by decade. More importantly, the book provides researchers interested in Richmond history a new resource to check if they need an image or view of the city for their particular topic . . . A publication like Historic Photos of Richmond is a great undertaking and in evaluating it one can easily see the hard work put in by the authors into this project."--(Ray Bonis, redandbluerays.blogspot.com)