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Historic Photos of Delaware (Hardcover)

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Hardcover. Delaware, the First State, has always been a vibrant reflection of early American history. Historic Photos of Delaware captures more than a century of the evolution of this great state usi.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 205 pages. 1.238. Bookseller Inventory # 9781596524408

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Title: Historic Photos of Delaware (Hardcover)

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Delaware, the First State, has always been a vibrant reflection of early American history. Historic Photos of Delaware captures more than a century of the evolution of this great state using an impressive collection of beautiful, rare photographs. From the celebratory dedications of the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Memorial bridges to the allure of the Delaware beach communities and the rolling hills of Sussex and Kent counties, Historic Photos of Delaware captures the unique geography, landmarks, and historical events that have shaped the state. This gorgeous book contains nearly 200 black-and-white photographs drawn from the state’s most prominent archives. Historic Photos of Delaware provides a compelling look into the past and will appeal to longtime residents and history buffs alike.


Seriously, I wouldn't praise the book if it didn't deserve it. I'm a sucker for L.A. history -- I think it's a rich subject that doesn't get the attention it deserves -- and this book was a pleasure to spend time with. The photos are well-chosen and beautiful, and the text (by Dana Lombardy) is entertaining and informative. This book would make a great gift- if I were willing to part with it.

This collection of photographs, many of them by amateur photographers through the decades, paint a picture of a vibrant city. A city with problems, a city sprawling out of control, but a city full of life and ambition. Historic Photos of Los Angeles is a wonderful chronicle of our city. Sure it's not always pretty, but family histories rarely are. Like any good history book, this volume gives us a context from which to view Los Angeles as she stands today. If you love Los Angeles, warts and all, you'll love this book. --Andrew Moore,

This is the story told in Historic Photos of Los Angeles, a book of neat pictures by Dana Lombardy. It's a compilation of archival photos: page after page of buildings, vintage cars, movie stars, pricey bars and salty tars, presented with helpful captions explaining their historical context. It made me realize how history-starved I am. My complaint about this town has long been that there is no history here; I've been to London and every third pub has a plaque over a corner chair reminding you that Dickens used to drink right here or Henry V killed a couple of his wives here after hours. In Los Angeles that pub would have been torn down a dozen times by now and replaced with newer, flimsier pubs. Here in this book is the evidence, the buildings that are long gone; the ones that inexplicably survive surrounded by entirely new buildings. Lombardy has an eye for good pictures too. It's all monochrome fare from 1870-1967 (the last shot is of the first Super Bowl at the LA Coliseum) and mostly gorgeous! You know what? Maybe we got history after all.

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