Marshall County, Mississippi: From the Collection of Chesley Thorne Smith (Images of America Series)

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Capturing townspeople and lifestyles that have long since disappeared, this remarkable review of Marshall County's history features dozens of images which have never before been published. Antebellum mansions and Victorian cottages look new again; cotton gins and wagons lining the courthouse square mirror an agrarian economy, which has all but vanished from the area. From the desperate poverty of turn-of-the-century sharecroppers to the revelry of a 1950s homecoming parade, all aspects and segments of Holly ...
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Overview


Capturing townspeople and lifestyles that have long since disappeared, this remarkable review of Marshall County's history features dozens of images which have never before been published. Antebellum mansions and Victorian cottages look new again; cotton gins and wagons lining the courthouse square mirror an agrarian economy, which has all but vanished from the area. From the desperate poverty of turn-of-the-century sharecroppers to the revelry of a 1950s homecoming parade, all aspects and segments of Holly Springs life are included. Marshall County natives will recognize old friends and familiar businesses in these images. Those just discovering this fascinating corner of Mississippi will see its history graphically illustrated through the lens of Mrs. Smith's camera.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738568881
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,369,722
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Marshall County, by Dr. Mary Carol Miller, is a compilation of the historic photographic collection of Chesley Thorne Smith, a lifelong resident of Holly Springs. Dr. Miller, winner of the 1997 Mississippi Library Association's Non-fiction Book of the Year Award, combines illuminating text with Mrs. Smith's outstanding photographs covering the period from 1919 through the 1950s, as well as her collection of the earlier work of several local photographers, with some images dating back to the 1870s.
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