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Greater Rochester: A Century of Progress (Postcard History Series)

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Greater Rochester: A Century of Progress presents the glory years of Rochester in more than two hundred stunning images, beautifully crafted by photographers, engravers, lithographers, and illustrators. It reveals how pioneers built a wilderness town around a river and waterfalls, and how it grew into a truly unique American city. It recognizes the great contributions of courageous individuals who advanced their issues and improved their communities, among them Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and George ...
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Overview


Greater Rochester: A Century of Progress presents the glory years of Rochester in more than two hundred stunning images, beautifully crafted by photographers, engravers, lithographers, and illustrators. It reveals how pioneers built a wilderness town around a river and waterfalls, and how it grew into a truly unique American city. It recognizes the great contributions of courageous individuals who advanced their issues and improved their communities, among them Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and George Eastman, and the marvels of the day-the hotels, bridges, canals, railroads, and other accomplishments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738511436
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,383,339
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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Michael Leavy, author of Images of America: Around Lima, uses an old art-the postcard-to give a fresh look at a vibrant history. He brings all his skills as a historian, writer, photo archivist, and artist to bear on Greater Rochester, infusing it with humor, pathos, honesty, and historical perspective.
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