The last 50 years of the millennium brought changes no oracle could have foreseen. In 1950, most families did not own a television set, many did not own a car, and most women did not drive. Segregation was practiced throughout the country, while Americans lived in the shadows of the cold war and nuclear proliferation. Bowling Green in 1950 was a microcosm of America at large. Ladies wore hats and gloves; men wore hats and ties. Businesses prospered and failed, schools were built and students were graduated, political issues were debated, and churches were erected. Bowling Green was Our Town, U.S.A.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Photographer Tommy Hughes captured Bowling Green with the unique perspective of a citizen who dedicated over 50 years to creating images of the town and its people. Authors Amy Hughes Wood and Portia Beck Pennington have compiled a collection that showcases Hughes’s photographic skills and chronicles the developments of a small town coming of age in a postwar world, from the 1950s era of soda shops and railroad travel to the dawn of the computer age.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This collection of well-identified photos is not just splendid collection of period snapshots but a fitting memorial to the outstanding camera man who took them. They are well-organized and the captions are appropriate.