A new pictorial history authored by Lisa LaMonica, Hudson (Arcadia Publishing, 2014) features over 200 images depicting scenes of the City of Hudson and it’s surroundings’ history.
In vintage photographs, Hudson covers a history that includes the story of the Mohicans, whaling, and the multitude of factories in the Industrial Age, as well as the city’s modern-day transformation.
Highlights of Hudson include Hudson’s Titanic survivors; major movie stars like Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep who starred in movies filmed in Hudson; the Rip Van Winkle Bridge; and many images that have never before been published.
Lisa LaMonica is an author and illustrator in upstate New York who has received awards for her artwork. She was nominated for Artist of the Year in 2002 by the Columbia County Council on the Arts. Lisa teaches art privately, at her local community college, and at the Hudson Youth Department. She has attended the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, the largest of its kind in the Northeast, every year since its inception. Many of this book’s images are from the Library of Congress, Historic Hudson, the Hudson Area Library History Room, and private contributors.
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