Rochester: Labor and Leisure

Rochester: Labor and Leisure

by Donovan A. Shilling


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Rochester: Labor and Leisure is a visual celebration of the industrial strengths and the commercial successes of an earlier time. Located on the Genesee River, the city used the waterway to full advantage. Industries lined the riverbank, and the town thrived with enterprise and initiative. Rochester's vibrant and productive residents knew not only how to work hard but also how to enjoy life. With more than two hundred stunning photographs, Rochester: Labor and Leisure highlights the progress of the city's entrepreneurs, such as tobacco king William Kimball, oil tycoon Hiram Bond Everest, and museum operator Rattlesnake Pete. It reveals nightlife in the Gay Nineties and Front Street as it once was. It echoes the city's unforgettable one-hundredth birthday party and the acclaim received for building an aqueduct.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738510422
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Historian Donovan A. Shilling is an instructor at the Rochester Museum & Science Center and is a member of the Rochester Historical Society, the Landmark Society of Western New York, and the Rochester Chapter of the National Railway Society. His other Arcadia publications include Rochester's Downtown and Rochester's Lakeside Resorts and Amusement Parks. For Rochester: Labor and Leisure, he has carefully researched and compiled photographs and narrative that recall all the splendor of this extraordinary city's golden years.

Table of Contents

1.Only Yesterday9
2."Rochester-Made Means Quality"31
3.Industries on the Genesee51
4.Exposition Park69
5.Edgerton Park79
6.Night Life in the Gay 1890s95
7.Downtown's Entertainment Centers105
8.Pride in Rochester's Past121

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