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An Iowa Album: A Photographic History, 1860-1920

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An Iowa Album: A Photographic History, 1860-1920 by Bennett, Mary, 9780877457534
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  • ISBN: 9780877457534 | 0877457530
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2001
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An Iowa Album invites readers to travel through sixty years of Iowa history -- between 1860 and 1920 -- and view the state in all its turn-of-the-century glory. This rich sampling of historical images includes views of harvest time, main streets, children playing, and leisure activities -- reminders of a time gone by. The warm, sometimes funny, and often poignant images in this delightful volume portray six chapters of Iowa life: "Indians and the Land", "The Countryside", "Building Main Street", "Town and Community Life", "Home and Family Life", and "Coming of Age". With each chapter, Bennett describes the historical and cultural themes the photographs depict and provides further insights into Iowa life with fascinating quotations from private diaries, journals, and reminiscences of the period.

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