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Biblioasis Fall 2020

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London Free Press: From the Vault 2
By (author): Jennifer Grainger
Jennifer Grainger

Imprint:

Biblioasis - Windsor

ISBN:

9781771963343

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Cloth over boards
Hardcover , Cloth over boards
English

Audience:

General Trade
Nov 10, 2020
$44.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

10.88in x 9 x 1.09 in | 2267 gr
Biblioasis
HISTORY / Canada / General
History of the Americas
Canada

The much-anticipated follow-up to From the Vault, Volume 1 draws on local archives to bring historic London, Ontario, to life.

Welcome to 1950 in London, Ontario. The post-war boom is in full swing, fueled by jobs, babies, and the modern consumer. New buildings dot the landscape, marking the advent of suburbia and rise of the shopping mall. When the 401 cuts through town, London finds itself on the cultural map, bringing famous acts to town. Taken by the spirit of protest, Londoners hit the streets to make their voices heard. Is this the heyday of the Forest City?

From the Vault, Volume II: 1950 to 1975 explores what were among the most important and exciting years of London’s history. From the opening of Wellington Square Mall to a Royal Visit, the demolition of Hotel London to anti-Vietnam protests, the book illustrates the era by featuring over 1,250 iconic images from the archives of the London Free Press, held at Western Archives.

As London’s paper of record for 170 years, the London Free Press remains the region’s greatest source of historical photography and eyewitness testimony. Like its predecessor, the best-selling From the Vault, this book sets a new standard for Canadian excellence in regional history. Documenting landmark events, timeless memories, and unforgettable characters, it's a must-have for lovers of history.


Jennifer Grainger has a Master of Arts in Archaeology from the University of London, UK, and a Master of Library and Information Science from Western University, London, Ontario. She is the Past President of the London & Middlesex Historical Society and Vice President of the London branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Author of Vanished Villages of Middlesex and Vanished Villages of Elgin (Dundurn Press), she also edited Honouring Our Roots: Delaware and Westminster Townships. Jennifer's most recent work is Early London 1826 - 1914, A Photographic History from the Orr Collection (Biblioasis), published in 2016.

  • The follow-up to London Free Press: From the Vault Vol 1, which has sold over 5000 copies since its release in November 2017.


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