Amherst and Hadley, Massachusetts (Images of America) by Daniel Lombardo

By Daniel Lombardo

as soon as a part of Hadley, the city of Amherst is understood across the world because the domestic of celebrated poet Emily Dickinson. This photographic portrait of Emily�s
surroundings finds the attractive panorama that encouraged her paintings, and likewise comprises much less standard yet still major photos of hard-working farmhands, Irish workers, Italian peanut owners, riotous students, and feuding manufacturing facility staff. those cities on the middle of the Connecticut River Valley were favored via poets and artists for a few years, and their bucolic and pastoral personality is well known during this remarkable new exam of the cities� history
in photos from 1860 in the course of the early twentieth
century. recognized citizens of and viewers to the realm are featured, together with Dickinson, Robert Frost, Henry Ward Beecher and Noah Webster. Mr. Lombardo�s e-book combines a significant examine those historic figures with a funny point of view on the various area�s extra colourful characters, comparable to Charles King, the Amherst barber who grew to become recognized for consuming fifty eggs in fifteen minutes.

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