Salisbury in Old Photographs: A Second Selection - Peter DanielsAlan Sutton, 1993, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled with a knock at the head of the spine.
Reprint. [First: 1988] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The ancient features of Salisbury have inspired photographers for almost one hundred and fifty years. The magnificent cathedral, the tranquil Close, the Poultry Cross, Market Place and chequered streets are all images captured by those early photographic artists and now reproduced in this fascinating album of old photographs collected by Peter Daniels.
The pictures contained within cover nearly four generations of Salisbury life and create a lasting impression of the way things were in great-grandma’s day. Street scenes in the days of the horse and cart are vividly portrayed. People can be seen at work and play during the good times and bad. The pageants, parades and disasters are all shown, as are the schools, churches and other public buildings. Similarly, the commercial world is covered by pictures of early motor vehicles, factories and shops.
Peter Daniels has lived in Salisbury all his life and has studied the history of this picturesque city since the age of twenty. Often known in Salisbury as the ‘Old Picture Detective’, Peter is well known as a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers. He also possesses a remarkable aptitude for discovering old books, prints and photographs that have remained hidden for years.”