From reconstruction to rockets, Remembering Huntsville provides a stunning pictorial history gleaned from archives. Jacquelyn Reeves carefully selected more than one hundred black-and-white photographs that capture two centuries of growth in one of the South's most prosperous cities. Remembering takes us on a journey from Huntsville's humble beginnings, rich reconstruction, and its point of pride as Rocket City, U.S.A. In a world where we are surrounded with a bombardment of pictures, selfies, and social media it's easy to forget how important and magical photography was in the 19th century. Photographs were painstakingly created and held not only meaning but a glimpse of time that can never be recreated. Many of the buildings and areas portrayed in Remembering Huntsville are not only gone, but mostly forgotten. Several have been demolished and many more were ravaged by fire. Reeves does an excellent job of pointing out hidden features in the photographs that might go overlooked. Sometimes it's something as simple as a curious animal, other times it might be a person of note or a building of historic value. Reeves also melds the past and present by giving tips about where existing buildings might still be found, and architecture that is still used in contemporary buildings. Remembering Huntsville is a superb addition to any historical buff's collection. Reeves has selected some of the most poignant and memorable photographs that archives could offer in order to bring us a better understanding of this historical city. You will not be disappointed in following these glimpses of life, government, and a rapidly changing society in this moving pictorial.
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ISBN 1596526475 EAN 9781596526471 Publisher Turner Publishing Company Publish Date May 31, 2010 Copyright Date May 31, 2010 Binding Hardcover