The most extraordinary collection of photos, with extensive text and index, of any small town in the entire United States.
Block Island, in the Atlantic Ocean off the south coast of New England, has a photographic history of 135 years. No other community could produce such an array from both land and sea. This is the face of quiet America most people missed --- and most, once lived, would miss.
Volume 2, with more than 400 images, lets you travel back to World Wars 1& 2, Prohibition era fun, into hard times, through two strong hurricanes, work, and yet more fun.
The author, Robert M. Downie, has spent 40 years collecting old photographs and records of the island, and assembling the largest archive of Block Island history.
With 286 pages (9" x 12"), over 400 photographs, and a comprehensive index for both Volume 1 (1870-1910s), and Volume 2 (1917-1960s).