Picturing Historic Person County

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Tucked away from the bustle of nearby Raleigh and Durham, Person County, North Carolina, is an oasis of easygoing Southern charm. The photography of John Wesley Merritt, shutterbug and lifelong Roxboro resident, brilliantly captures the spirit of this idyllic setting as it was in the 1940s and 1950s. Producing a vivid portrait of a bygone era, Merritt had the rare talent of preserving a whole way of life through the details he recorded on film—from streets and shops to fields and farm stands. Captions and essays by Eddie Talbert reveal what the photographs do not. Hard times and good times, historic facts and interesting details are all collected here in a unique edition that celebrates a cherished era in Person County's history.
ISBN: 9781596292895
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Vintage Images
Images: 156
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Eddie Talbert is a Person County native and was the president of the Person County Museum of History's Board of Directors. The late John Merritt, Talbert's father-in-law, was a celebrated local photographer.
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