From the 1890s through the 1940s, postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of local street scenes, documenting landmarks, and assembling crowds of children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history.
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Author Richard Weaver has put together over 150 postcards to create a visual tour of Lexington, Virginia's past. As you flip through these pages, you will meander down quiet, picturesque back roads, take in lush landscapes contrasted by the grand Blue Ridge Mountains, and walk along the beautiful campuses of such institutions as Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute. Blended with his personal reminiscences, this fascinating history of Lexington and its surrounding communities celebrates a special Southern region blessed with a somewhat slower pace of life and distinct small-town charm.