Williamsport: The Grit Photograph Collection, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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For more than one hundred years, the Grit was small-town America's favorite family newspaper and a Sunday morning staple. Dietrick Lamade, a German immigrant and self-made man, founded the Grit and ushered it through early adversity and uncertainty, eventually initiating innovations such as direct mail and nationwide newsboy delivery, transforming the paper into a national institution. The Grit was one of the first newspapers in America to feature color photographs and fictional supplements. Williamsport: The ...
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Overview


For more than one hundred years, the Grit was small-town America's favorite family newspaper and a Sunday morning staple. Dietrick Lamade, a German immigrant and self-made man, founded the Grit and ushered it through early adversity and uncertainty, eventually initiating innovations such as direct mail and nationwide newsboy delivery, transforming the paper into a national institution. The Grit was one of the first newspapers in America to feature color photographs and fictional supplements. Williamsport: The Grit Photograph Collection documents momentous events from a turn-of-the-century city on the rise, through the end of the lumber boom, the world wars, and the great Depression, to modern times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738535005
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,434,345
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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Authors Robin Van Auken and Louis E. Hunsinger Jr. explored the newspaper's archives, researching thousands of historic photographs that document the region's rich and varied past. They are the authors of Williamsport's Baseball Heritage, The Little League Baseball World Series, and Williamsport: Boomtown on the Susquehanna.
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