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2015.043.007 | Augusta Museum of History

Book - Augusta, 1938

Artist/Creator

Federal Writers' Project

Date

1938

Description

"Augusta" is a book about Augusta's buildings, literature, people, poetry, and other anecdotes. There are a few area photographs of buildings, downtown scenes, and historic places.

This book was created as part of the American Guide Series. It was compiled and written by the Federal Writers' Project in Georgia as part of the Works Progress Administration. The book was sponsored by the City Council of Augusta and published by Tidwell Printing Supply Company of Augusta, Ga. The book's foreword was written by Richard E. Allen, Jr., Mayor of Augusta. There are two comprehensive maps of Augusta including with the book.

This book was placed in a time capsule by Louise de l'Aigle Seyd Reese around 1941. She had the time capsule buried in a wall of the Sexton's Lodge (of which she had funded the construction) at Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta, Ga. The time capsule was recovered by members of the DeLaigle (de l'Aigle) family in 2015 with permission from the Augusta-Richmond County Government.

Credit Line

Donated by the Augusta-Richmond County Government and the Delaigle (de l'Aigle) family.

Location

Storage

Object ID

2015.043.007

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