Historic Photos of Norfolk

Historic Photos of Norfolk

by Peggy Haile McPhillips
     
 

From Norfolk Naval Base, the world's largest naval base, to the Norfolk Southern Railway, one of North America's largest railroads, Historic Photos of Norfolk is a photographic history collected from the areas top archives. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, this beautiful coffee table book shows the historical growth from the mid

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Overview

From Norfolk Naval Base, the world's largest naval base, to the Norfolk Southern Railway, one of North America's largest railroads, Historic Photos of Norfolk is a photographic history collected from the areas top archives. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, this beautiful coffee table book shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Norfolk and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of Norfolk!

Editorial Reviews

Virginian Pilot
There's a new book, Historic Photos of Norfolk that offers a century's worth of images, many of them rare, from roughly the Civil War to the civil rights movement. The earliest (photo) is the shadowy glimpse of Union soldiers marching up Bank Street in 1865. You could study it for hours and only just begin to imagine the clash of cultures and tensions during this uneasy period.
—Paul Clancy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596523326
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/20/2008
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Haile McPhillips is a lifelong resident of Norfolk, Virginia, and Historian for the City of Norfolk. She holds a B.A. in English literature from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. She works on the Boards of the Norfolk Historical Society, Friends of Historic Houses of the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk Police Museum and Great Bridge Battlefield & Historic Waterways Foundation; and on the Hermitage Museum Collections Committee and the Diversity Committee of Norfolk Botanical Garden. She is a contributing writer to several local publications.

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