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Around Perry (Images of America) Paperback – 7 Jun 2010


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (2 June 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738572918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738572918
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 0.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
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Title: Book shines light on Perry history
Author: Matt Surtel
Publisher: The Daily News
Date: 6/4/10


Rough-hewn buildings offer the first signs of development.


The railroad arrives later on, along with churches, schools and theaters. The village eventually bustles with stores, factories and automobiles.


The old images have been reprinted in "Around Perry, '' a new book by Christina B. Nolan. It goes on sale Monday.


The release culminates more than a year of research by Nolan, the former children's services director at Perry Public Library.

"(The library's Clark Rice collection) had the photos and Henry Page had done all the research, so that's where I got a lot of it," she said. "Plus Frank Roberts' history of Perry book, so I had lots of help."


Nolan said Arcadia Publishing -- a company specializing in local history books -- had contacted the library about a possible publication.


She had just retired and librarian Peggy Parker asked if she was interested. Nolan accepted and had a lot to work from.


Rice was the well-known photographer whose work captured Perry from just after World War II to the 1990s. He had also preserved the work of the studio that came before his.


Page was a local historian likewise devoted to the town.


The library's collection includes much of Rice and Page's work, and Nolan was familiar with their material. More than 200 photos are included.


"The images in our collection are wonderful," she said. "Clark Rice did a wonderful job of collecting and using some of the old glass plates he had inherited from (Merriam) Crocker, who was an original photographer in town."


So instead of old snapshots, the book is composed almost entirely of professional images -- with the composition and clarity that involves. Captions are likewise short, but detailed and informative.


It's hard to choose a favorite.


"I think one of the most emotional pictures for me ... is the picture of the Civil War veterans on Main Street," Nolan said. "It's not well-known by many but Perry lost a lot of young men in the Civil War and many of them died in Andersonville."


Andersonville was the infamous Confederate prisoner-of-war camp in Georgia where more than 12,000 Union prisoners died of disease and starvation.


Another favorite was the village's old honor roll which listed those serving in World War II. It was located next to the fire hall on Main Street.


"It's not there now," Nolan said. "It's gone. Clark Rice took the picture when he came back from serving in World War II ... One of the reasons I did this was I wanted to share Clark's pictures."


Clark's wife Betty is a library board member, who first annotated, and then donated, much of his collection to the library. Nolan said the book was done partially as a tribute to them.


This isn't Nolan's first book. She had formerly worked at the Rochester Museum & Science Center, where she compiled a book about Eskimo carvings.


Are there any plans for "Around Perry Vol. 2"?


"I'm exhausted," Nolan said, laughing. "Not everything is included in here. But what I chose did tell a story. Perhaps in the future. There are many that are good in the collection ... but I wanted to tell the history of Perry as well as using the pictures."


A book signing will be conducted 7 p.m. Monday at Perry Public Library at 70 North Main St. A second signing will be 4 to 6 p.m. June 11 at Burlingham Books on 2 South Main St.


Title: Book shines light on Perry history
Author: Matt Surtel
Publisher: The Daily News
Date: 6/4/10


Rough-hewn buildings offer the first signs of development.


The railroad arrives later on, along with churches, schools and theaters. The village eventually bustles with stores, factories and automobiles.


The old images have been reprinted in "Around Perry, '' a new book by Christina B. Nolan. It goes on sale Monday.


The release culminates more than a year of research by Nolan, the former children's services director at Perry Public Library.

"(The library's Clark Rice collection) had the photos and Henry Page had done all the research, so that's where I got a lot of it," she said. "Plus Frank Roberts' history of Perry book, so I had lots of help."


Nolan said Arcadia Publishing -- a company specializing in local history books -- had contacted the library about a possible publication.


She had just retired and librarian Peggy Parker asked if she was interested. Nolan accepted and had a lot to work from.


Rice was the well-known photographer whose work captured Perry from just after World War II to the 1990s. He had also preserved the work of the studio that came before his.


Page was a local historian likewise devoted to the town.


The library's collection includes much of Rice and Page's work, and Nolan was familiar with their material. More than 200 photos are included.


"The images in our collection are wonderful," she said. "Clark Rice did a wonderful job of collecting and using some of the old glass plates he had inherited from (Merriam) Crocker, who was an original photographer in town."


So instead of old snapshots, the book is composed almost entirely of professional images -- with the composition and clarity that involves. Captions are likewise short, but detailed and informative.


It's hard to choose a favorite.


"I think one of the most emotional pictures for me ... is the picture of the Civil War veterans on Main Street," Nolan said. "It's not well-known by many but Perry lost a lot of young men in the Civil War and many of them died in Andersonville."


Andersonville was the infamous Confederate prisoner-of-war camp in Georgia where more than 12,000 Union prisoners died of disease and starvation.


Another favorite was the village's old honor roll which listed those serving in World War II. It was located next to the fire hall on Main Street.


"It's not there now," Nolan said. "It's gone. Clark Rice took the picture when he came back from serving in World War II ... One of the reasons I did this was I wanted to share Clark's pictures."


Clark's wife Betty is a library board member, who first annotated, and then donated, much of his collection to the library. Nolan said the book was done partially as a tribute to them.


This isn't Nolan's first book. She had formerly worked at the Rochester Museum & Science Center, where she compiled a book about Eskimo carvings.


Are there any plans for "Around Perry Vol. 2"?


"I'm exhausted," Nolan said, laughing. "Not everything is included in here. But what I chose did tell a story. Perhaps in the future. There are many that are good in the collection ... but I wanted to tell the history of Perry as well as using the pictures."


A book signing will be conducted 7 p.m. Monday at Perry Public Library at 70 North Main St. A second signing will be 4 to 6 p.m. June 11 at Burlingham Books on 2 South Main St.

About the Author

Christina B. Nolan is the retired children's services director at the Perry Public Library. Having a museum background, she also worked with the library's local history collections. Vintage images in Around Perry have come from the Henry Page Collection and the Clark Rice Collection.

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