Hampton Roads resident Patrick Evan-Hylton has written "Images of America: Smithfield: Ham Capital of the World" (Arcadia Publishing, $19.99). He signs copies of his book 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main St., Smithfield. For more information, call 357-7459.
The book is available at area bookstores, through independent and online retailers, or through the publisher by calling 1-888-313-2665 or by visiting www.arcadiapublishing.com.
It features more than 200 vintage images chronicling Smithfield's ham industry and includes information on ham preparation, recipes and what makes a ham a Smithfield ham. The author also examines publicity stunts like the World's Oldest Ham and the World's Largest Ham Biscuit.
Evan-Hylton also wrote "Images of America: The Suffolk Peanut Festival." He is an editor for Hampton Roads Magazine.