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By Joseph M. Lee III

Augusta and Summerville showcases infrequent nineteenth-century stereoviews and images from the broad selection of Joseph M. Lee III and the Augusta Museum of historical past, spanning a 41-year interval from 1859 to 1900. The attractive photos inside of those pages have been captured on movie by way of a few of Augusta�s earliest photographers, together with J.W. Perkins, John
Usher Jr., J.A. Palmer, and H.C. corridor, between others. lots of the photographs have by no means been released and supply an strangely useful resource of knowledge approximately Augusta and its environs. identified the area around for its pristine landscapes and �Garden urban� appeal, Augusta has continually been a photographer�s dream. Lush, verdant scenes keep in mind a urban but unmarked through the scars of enlargement, nonetheless having fun with the tranquility of lifestyles within the previous South. perspectives of early companies and houses on wide and Greene Streets, the flood of 1888, neighborhood monuments, ancient church buildings and cemeteries, pioneering colleges, the early cotton crop, and region waterways
all give a contribution to this visible trip. The reader will savor scenes of yesteryear, diving deep into the annals of 1 of Georgia�s such a lot loved cities.

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