This week in the Museum Shop we’re focusing on books that bring the past to the present through photography.
Atlanta in Vintage Postcards Vol. I
Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and picturing local citizens only too happy to pose. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America’s history. $21.99
Silent Witness: The Civil War through Photography and its Photographers
Displaying many rare images unearthed by the author, an acclaimed Civil War historian, this beautiful volume explores how the camera bore witness to the dramatic events of the Civil War. It reveals not only how the first photographers plied their trade, but also how photography helped shape the outcome of the war and how it was reported to anxious families across the North and South. $35.00
Beyond the Dark Veil Beyond the Dark Veil: Post Mortem and MourningPhotography from The Thanatos Archive
This fascinating volume is a compilation of more than 120 extraordinary and haunting photographs and related ephemera documenting the practice of death and mourning photography in the Victorian Era and early twentieth century. Supplemented with original newspaper articles, clippings, funeral notices, memorial ephemera and more, the collection will take us on a journey through a fascinating, moving, and melancholically beautiful part of our past. $25.00
Assorted Bronze Leaf Pins
These lovely pins are hand-crafted from leaves of Oakland trees and serve as an attractive reminder of Oakland’s beautiful gardens. $19.99 – $79.99
This weekend, why not visit the Museum Shop, located in Oakland Cemetery’s Bell Tower building. You can drive right up, and parking is free.