"Ithaca is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series by local author Mary Williams.
The book boasts more than 200 vintage photos of Ithacans and their homes; businesses including the famous Thomas-Morse Aircraft corporation and Morse Chain Works; Cayuga Lake and the humble dwellings along the inlet then known as the Rhine; the colleges; and Renwick Park, later renamed Stewart Park, with its Steamboat Pier.
Many of the houses and buildings are recognizable today. The earliest image dates back to the 1860s.
Williams takes the reader on a captivating tour of Ithaca's farms, merchants, and mills to industries and colleges to notable residents and famous visitors.
Mary Williams is an Ithaca resident, Cornell University graduate, artist and writer and formerly the research librarian at the History Center in Tompkins County. She selected images for Ithaca from the collections of the History Center.
"Ithaca," by Mary Williams, is part of the Images of America Series. "