The final cover has been selected for our upcoming hardcover book, Albemarle Memories: A Pictorial History of the mid-1800s through 1939.
This pictorial history is a look into the early years of the Albemarle region, covering the counties of Pasquotank, Currituck, Hertford, Bertie, Chowan, Perquimans, Washington, Camden, and Tyrrell.
Within these pages you will see horse-drawn carts moving over floating bridges, and cars bustling along smooth downtown streets. Boats navigating successfully through the swamp, and others sinking into the mire. You will see people farming and fishing, canning and logging, and other industries that continue to this day.
Looking within and without of stores, banks, gas stations, and hotels, we are given a glimpse into the necessities of the day. Students, some smiling and some straight-faced, can be seen in one-room school houses, normal schools, academies, colleges, and occasionally on playgrounds. Many pages are filled with people serving their community. They fought fires, fought disease or illegal activity, and of course a fair few fought in wars.
Family and friends are pictured coming together, whether it be at church, a picnic, at a local well, or even gathering the whole family on the porch for a photo.
As a pictorial history, this book provides a snapshot (well, many snapshots) of life, a glimpse into the day to day experiences of those who lived while cities and towns were starting to form and grow.
This limited-edition book is the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones. Click the link below to purchase!