Vanishing Georgia

Photographs from the Vanishing Georgia Collection, Georgia Department of Archives and History

Title Details

Pages: 240

Trim size: 10.875in x 8.375in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 08/15/2002

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2495-1

List Price: $30.95

Vanishing Georgia

Photographs from the Vanishing Georgia Collection, Georgia Department of Archives and History

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  • Description
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  • Contributors
The absorbing vintage photographs brought together in Vanishing Georgia recall life in the state from halfway through the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. Pictured here are both great events and commonplace occurrences: Atlanta in the wake of Sherman's march and a small town bedecked in flags on the Fourth of July; paddlewheelers loaded with barrels of turpentine and proud owners of new automobiles; a get-together with neighbors for a corn shucking and a crowd straining to hear the last words of a convicted man. Vanishing Georgia is an engaging entree into the state's vast and varied history, a treasure for both casual browsers and serious scholars.

Any Georgian-anyone-fascinated with the way we live our lives, and the occasions we choose to record, will appreciate this volume.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A major contribution in documenting Georgia's history.

Atlanta Historical Journal

An entertaining and informative historical resource . . . Turning the pages of Vanishing Georgia, one gets a real sense of a society in transition. . . . Vanishing Georgia is a gem.

Georgia Historical Quarterly

The quality of the reproductions is excellent and the photograph selection provides a splendid documentation of life in Georgia.

Georgia Librarian

A hundred years of Georgia life are visible here to be studied, to be cherished.

Brunswick News

George S. Whiteley

About the Author/Editor

Charles East (Editor)
CHARLES EAST served as editor of the Flannery O' Connor Award for Short Fiction series. He is the author of two collections of short stories, Where the Music Was and Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers.