Nashville, TN, November 23, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The History of Baltimore Told Through Historic Photographs.
Dubbed the “Monumental City” by John Quincy Adams, Baltimore has been an integral part of the fabric of the United States’ history. The story of this city reflects both a diverse and progressive spirit, and a unique culture that is the foundation of the city’s present-day identity.
With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by author Mark Walston, Historic Photos of Baltimore rediscovers the fascinating past of this city through nearly 200 rare photographs culled from the Baltimore Camera Club, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Frances Loeb Library, the Library of Congress, and the New-York Historical Society, showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty.
“The present is greatly informed by the past, and while the written record has long been a primary source for the study of history, the visual record, and particularly photography, provides a resource of inestimable value to anyone attempting to decipher a society at a particular point in time. It may not present a complete picture, but it provides details unobtainable in other reference works, and, when combined with the written historical record, significantly enhances our understanding of the past,” says author Walston.
Historic Photos of Baltimore is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.
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Historic Photos of Baltimore
By Mark Walston
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-316-6