Series and Imprints from Arcadia Publishing

Arcadia Publishing is best known for its iconic Images of America series, which chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. Captured in unique pictorial format, small slices of hometown history detail the often forgotten aspects of American life. With more than two hundred vintage images, each title celebrates a town or region, bringing to life the people, places, and events that define the community. Arcadia also publishes other series: Images of Rail, Images of Aviation, Images of Sports, Images of Baseball, Postcard History, Campus History, Corporate History, and Then & Now. A new imprint, Legendary Locals, launched in 2011.  

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Images of America

Since its inception in 1993, the Images of America series has preserved and shared the history of hundreds of individual communities throughout the country. Each title records a town’s or city's unique story through more than two hundred historic images. Due to the popularity of this series, it has expanded over time to include worthy local and regional historical topics including the examination and celebration of transportation, industry, architecture, ethnic groups and more.
Images of Aviation

The Images of Aviation series celebrates the history of flight—from the early experimental, lighter-than-air craft to modern commercial, military, and private air machines. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that commemorate aviation and its impact on American industries and communities. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

Images of Modern America

Postcard History

Postcards capture the flavor of life like neither a letter nor an e-mail can. Postcards were the primary means of communication in the early 20th century, and these mementos now preserve glimpses of the past through vintage images and intimate messages. Each title in the Postcard History series reveals the way of life of the average American generations ago, offering postcard enthusiasts and curious minds a nostalgic treat.

Images of Rail

The Images of Rail series celebrates the history of rail, trolley, streetcar, and subway transportation across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the people, places, and events that helped revolutionize transportation and commerce in 19th- and 20th-century America. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.
Images of Sports

In classical Rome, they were known as gladiators. In medieval Europe, they were dubbed knights. In contemporary times, they are called athletes. Each title in the Images of Sports series presents the fascinating history connected to athletes and their sport. From baseball to skiing, from football to hockey, this series remembers the faces, the teams, and the games that made us cheer.

Campus History

In every statue around the quad, in every building on campus, and in the name of a university itself lies a unique story about the individuals and groups who devoted their lives to the cause of higher education. Each title in the Campus History series contains unforgettable images of the generations of students, professors, and events that defined their respective university or college.
Images of Baseball

The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Toledo Mud Hens, the New Orleans Pelicans, these teams are every bit as much at the heart of our national pastime as are the New York Yankees or the Chicago Cubs. Arcadia's popular Images of Baseball series celebrates the history of baseball at the local level, from the earliest days of the game's 19th-century pioneers to the great players and teams of today's minor and major leagues. With over seventy IOB titles in print, fans from Fenway to the lowest rung of the farm system can discover the rich baseball heritage and lore behind their own hometown teams.

Legendary Locals

Each book in Arcadia Publishing's Legendary Locals imprint delves into the history of some of the unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have made a memorable impact on their community throughout its history. Vintage images coupled with facts and anecdotes culled by local authors reveal the fascinating history of legendary people in downtowns and small towns across the nation.
NASCAR Library Collection

Part of the official NASCAR Library Collection, this nostalgic series brings race track history to life through extraordinary vintage images. From races run on dirt and clay to the paved speedways of today, discover the historic events, colorful characters, and memorable moments from America's legendary racing venues. 

NASCAR® and the NASCAR Library Collection are registered trademarks of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.

Then and Now

Comparing our present to our past is how we understand our history. Arcadia’s Then & Now series makes such local comparisons available. Books in this series offer a special view of American life, by placing historical images side by side with contemporary photographs.
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