Lafayette's Lexington, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

Lafayette's Lexington, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

by Tom House, Lisa Carter, Lisa R. Carter
     
 

Lexington, a thriving business center in the heart of Kentucky, was at one time a quiet agricultural town. This important and entertaining new work covers the history of the city from the late 1920s to the early 1950s. With over 200 photographs taken from the prestigious Lafayette Studio Collection at the University of Kentucky. Library, this new book helps us to… See more details below

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Lexington, a thriving business center in the heart of Kentucky, was at one time a quiet agricultural town. This important and entertaining new work covers the history of the city from the late 1920s to the early 1950s. With over 200 photographs taken from the prestigious Lafayette Studio Collection at the University of Kentucky. Library, this new book helps us to experience and explore Lexington during a pivotal period in American history.

From prohibition and the Great Depression on through the war years, this collection traces the growth, hard times, and recovery of Lexington, chronicling the period with unsurpassed detail. We see political rallies, public ceremonies, local and visiting celebrities, parades, businesses, and sporting events with such clarity, it seems as if we are actually stepping back in time. Many images in the collection were taken for advertising purposes, showing movie premiers, grand openings, and the local entrepreneurs who made the city grow and change.

Tom House and Lisa R. Carter have crafted together a wonderful tribute to the people, land, and commercial life of Lexington. These photographs will stir deep memories for longtime residents, and help newcomers to relate Lexington's varied and colorful past to the robust city they encounter today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752408903
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.50(h) x (d)

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