Historic Photos of Raleigh-Durhamby Dusty Wescott (Text by), Kenneth Peters (Text by)
From the home of the City of Oaks in Raleigh and the state's capitol, to the Bull City in Durham, Historic Photos of Raleigh-Durham 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
From the home of the City of Oaks in Raleigh and the state's capitol, to the Bull City in Durham, Historic Photos of Raleigh-Durham 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 of this scenic area in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Raleigh-Durham history 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 Raleigh-Durham!
Meet the Author
Dusty Wescott has lived most of his life in the Raleigh-Durham area. He is a twenty-three-year museum professional serving in both a natural science museum as an exhibit designer and fabricator and in a local history museum as curator. He is currently working as a freelance designer and fabricator with the North Carolina Museum of History. He holds a batchelor of science degree in biology from Appalachian State University and lives in Durham with his wife and two children.
Kenneth E. Peters is an educator, historian and visual artist. He earned a bachelors degree in art history and studio arts from the University of Maryland and a master of arts in legal and ethical studies from the University of Baltimore. Moving to Raleigh in 1999, Peters served as the Director of Education and Outreach at the Raleigh City Museum until 2006. He now serves as an educational interpreter at Historic Oak View County Park.
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Saw this book at B&N in Raleigh (please note: It is RALEIGH - it never has been Raleigh-Durham) and could not believe it. In the publisher's note, it is stated that he hopes that the book will (paraphrasing) encourage the inhabitants of Raleigh-Durham to walk around the city and get to know its neighborhoods. AMAZING! There is NO RALEIGH-DURHAM. They are two separate and distinct cities. I can't believe this book was published. The photos are interesting and there were some that I've never seen before - but they exist in a sham of a book.
As a side note - also shown for some inexplicable reason were photos of FORT RALEIGH at Manteo, NC. Why? They were just mixed in with the "Raleigh-Durham" photos. Perhaps the editors think that Manteo is one of the "neighborhoods" in the city of "Raleigh-Durham"?
Too bad. If this had been a book about Raleigh, I'd have bought it. If it had been a book about Durham, I'm sure others would have bought it. As it is, if anyone buys it they're misguided and in danger of perpetuating an untruth.
Hard to believe that one of the men responsible for this book works for the Raleigh City Museum. Oh, please tell me they're not selling this book there!!!