Williamsburg in Vintage Postcards

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"Williamsburg is a stronghold of the past, a sort of enchanted ground, lovely and quiet as a dream." Williamsburg may no longer be quiet as a dream, but it is certainly lovely and unquestionably a stronghold of the past, more so now than Miss Hildegarde Hawthorne could have dreamt when she penned these words in 1917. After Virginia's capital moved from Williamsburg to Richmond in 1780, the city sank into one and a half centuries of sleepy obscurity punctuated only by the Civil War. From 1928 to 1932, however, John D. Rockefeller Jr. restored the city to its colonial glory, and it leaped from impoverished backwater to tourist mecca within the space of a few years.
ISBN: 9780738514451
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Williamsburg's story has been told many times and in many ways, but never quite like this. Author Kristopher J. Preacher, College of William and Mary graduate and local history enthusiast, presents readers with more than 200 postcards of Williamsburg rarely seen since their original publishing and couples them with captivating text. The result is this handsome volume celebrating a living city with a vibrant past.
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