Important Role of former Nazis in Eastern Germany." 

November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

City and Business Directories: Virginia, 1839-1929

A local Tobacco shop newspaper ad from 1852.

A local Tobacco shop newspaper ad from 1852.

Summary

A comprehensive source of historical and personal information gathered from the 19th century through the middle 20th century emphasizing day-to-day life.

 

An intuitive platform makes it all cross-searchable by subject or collection.

Date Range: 1839-1929
Content: 116,800 pages
Source Library: Library of Congress

Description

City Directories are among the most comprehensive sources of historical and personal information available cover a time frame from the 19th century through the middle 20th century. Their emphasis on ordinary people and   common-place events make them important in the study of local and regional history and culture. City Directories are one of the few means available for researchers to uncover information and learn much about day-to-day life through analysis of information on churches, public and private schools, benevolent, literary and other associations, and banks. Finally, most directories include advertising, often illustrating the products being sold. This information lends valuable insight into the city's lifestyles and illustrates popular trends.

 

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