Remembering Charlotte

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From its birth to the present, Charlotte has consistently built and reshaped its appearance, ideals, and industry. Through changing fortunes, Charlotte has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens. With a selection of fine historic images from his bestselling book Historic Photos of Charlotte, Ryan L. Sumner provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Charlotte. Remembering Charlotte ...

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Overview

From its birth to the present, Charlotte has consistently built and reshaped its appearance, ideals, and industry. Through changing fortunes, Charlotte has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens. With a selection of fine historic images from his bestselling book Historic Photos of Charlotte, Ryan L. Sumner provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Charlotte. Remembering Charlotte captures this journey through still photography selected from the finest archives. From the era of privately owned textile interests to its role as a financial hub, Remembering Charlotte follows life, government, education, and events throughout the city’s history. This volume captures unique and rare scenes as depicted in more than a hundred historic photographs. Published in striking black-and-white, these images communicate historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and prosperous city.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596526181
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/17/2010
  • Series: Remembering Series
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 1,371,199
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan L. Sumner is a former assistant curator and exhibition designer for Charlotte's principal history museum, the Levine Museum of the New South-an institution that has gathered several national awards in recent years. He has published numerous articles and co-authored two other books about the history of Charlotte and regional auto-racing. A strong advocate for the preservation of historic buildings, Sumner has also worked with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission as a historic consultant in efforts to save important local buildings from the city's bulldozers. His two greatest passions are history and photography, which come together in this volume. Sumner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has also pursued graduate work there.
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