Historic Photos of Virginia

Historic Photos of Virginia


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More than 250 years passed from the founding of the first English colony in the New World at Jamestown in Virginia until the beginning of the American Civil War, and nearly a century and a half more has passed since the Civil War ended. As distant as such milestones of history may seem today, Virginians are fortunate to be able to see the physical evidence of great events, people, and places everywhere in the Old Dominion. Historic Photos of Virginia showcases many of the state’s important places as well as events both great and small, beginning with the Civil War and carrying forward to the momentous changes that took place during and after the Second World War. While historic sites such as Monticello, Hampton Institute, and Arlington National Cemetery are featured, so too are the everyday city streets and rural countryside where Virginians lived and worked. These black-and-white images tell the story of Virginia, its people and places, with a vividness only historic photographs can offer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596524972
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Historic Photos Series
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 1,175,329
Product dimensions: 10.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Emily J. Salmon and John S. Salmon have written or edited several books and articles together, including Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1986: A Bicentennial History. Emily has BS and MA degrees in psychology and history, respectively. She is senior copy editor in the Publications and Educational Services Division at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, and coeditor of The Hornbook of Virginia History. John has BA and MA degrees in American history. A former archivist at the Library of Virginia, he is retired from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, where he was staff historian and wrote The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide.
Their knowledge of local history and literary skill have also yielded Historic Photos of Gettysburg, Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads, Historic Photos of Richmond, and Historic Photos of the Siege of Petersburg, all available from Turner Publishing.

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