Nashville, TN, August 07, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The History of Virginia Told Through Historic Photographs
As the birthplace of eight United States presidents and a state in which many important Civil War battles were fought, Virginia reflects a fascinating history and progressive spirit that have aided in the foundations of its prosperous communities.
With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by historians Emily and John Salmon, Historic Photos of Virginia rediscovers the state’s fascinating past through nearly 200 rare photographs culled from the Library of Congress and the Library of Virginia, showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty. This is a wonderful book for any photography, travel, or history enthusiast.
From well-known sites such as Monticello and Arlington National Cemetery to smaller towns and rural countryside, and much more, the state of Virginia shines through the decades in glorious black-and-white photography, displayed in a large format.
“We hope that Historic Photos of Virginia will be a catalyst for preservation, that people will look at the images and captions, remember the places that are gone, and recognize the buildings that still stand and work to preserve them,” says author Emily Salmon.
Historic Photos of Virginia is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities and legendary figures across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.
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Historic Photos of Virginia
By Emily J. & John S. Salmon
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-497-2