In Virginiana Collection
Link to catalog: http://readpac.longwood.edu//record=b1060272
Student assistant Chandler Pascale chose to highlight Rural Virginia. He writes:
Compiled by Bill Westbrook and John Hurt Whitehead III, Rural Virginia was published in 1974, and is a collection of photographs of rural life across Virginia.
I found the book fascinating because it also contains the words of rural Virginians, such as one man who said “I can’t read or write much, but I learned more here at the mill than I ever learned at school. I learned how to count a dollar and keep it.” This book would certainly appeal to the environmentally conscious, as it offers a look at the former composition of Virginia’s countryside. Indeed, while flipping through Rural Virginia, I found myself wondering how much of the landscape shown has remained untouched or unaltered.
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