"Roseburg," part of Arcadia Publishing's Images in America series, was released on March 15.
It showcases the wonderful photos housed at the Douglas County Museum in Oregon. The oldest image, dating back to 1858, is a daguerreotype of Capt. Jack Nicholson and two-year old John Hedden sharing a bottle of whiskey.
While pictures of old buildings and homes are numerous, it is the images of children that enthrall the reader. Goeres-Gardner has packed the captions full of little known information. She includes the price of prunes sold in 1919, the cost of groceries in 1914, the cost of installing a phone in 1887, the cost of a Ford Tonneau touring car in 1904, and the cost of registering a car with the state in 1905. Images of the Strawberry Carnivals held from 1909-1929 and the The Blast in 1959 are intriguing and striking.