Tompkins County New York: Images of Work and Play

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Decades of memories culled from attics, albums, and organizations alike are preserved in this charming collection of photographs chronicling the everyday lives of Tompkins County residents. This book showcases images of activity, such as farmers hard at work and people dancing into the early hours of the morning, as well as the more subdued images of universal human connection, such as moments of sorrow, contemplation and reflection. The stories of those from the past unfold as they bring to life a history long forgotten and a sense of continuity and familiarity uniting these disparate worlds.
ISBN: 9781596296848
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Vintage Images
Images: 222
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
This group has published several brochures about the towns in the county and also Place Names of Tompkins County (2003). They are comprised of the local historians for each of the 10 towns, the city of Ithaca historian, the county historian, and one deputy. Their project manager, Carol Kammen, has an impressive list of previous publications, and was recently honored with the Award of Distinction, given by the American Association for State and Local History. This award has only been given twice before in 60 years. She is also the recipient of the Tompkins County Award of Excellence and New York State Historian of the Year. Carol is very well-known in her community and is the author of Ithaca, New York: A Brief History (History Press, 2008).
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