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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Curtis Mann  

Pen Name: Curtis R. Mann


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1968 in Bremerhaven, Germany

-- Curtis Mann on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mann lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Curtis Mann is a Librarian at the Lincoln Library in Springfield, Il.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Springfield entertainment: A pictorial history
ISBN: 0943963559

G. Bradley. 1996

Book by Mann, Curtis

Springfield Home and Family: A Pictorial History
ISBN: 0943963583

G. Bradley Publishing. 1997

Springfield Business: A Pictorial History
ISBN: 0943963486

G. Bradley Publishing. 1995

Springfield Community Service: A Pictorial History
ISBN: 0943963621

G. Bradley Publishing. 1999

Book by Russo, Ed, Russo, Edward

Springfield Time Capsules
ISBN: 0943963702

G. Bradley. 1999

Historical photographs of Springfield Illinois

Greater Springfield: Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow
ISBN: 1581920490

Community Communications Corp. 2002

Book by Mann, Curtis, Russo, Edward J.

Springfield: A Reflection in Photography (IL) (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738520136

Arcadia Publishing. 2002

Springfield: A Reflection in Photography is a photo album of Springfield scenes from the late 19th through the mid 20th centuries-a nostalgic look back at everyday life in the capital city. Local people are seen at work, at play and socializing. Iron workers, construction crews and munitions makers show us the gritty, tiring work of a community and emphasize the man and animal power once common in industry. There are social changes as well, like the coming of women to the workplace. Shirtwaisted ladies at the Illinois Watch Company and "Rosie the Riveter" on the production line during the war make their appearance. Aerial views of the downtown area present a century of change in Springfield. The evolution of transportation in the community is chronicled, from horse and buggy to the railroad to the automobile. Images of ladies cooking at Temple and crews preparing community garden plots showcase the city's volunteer service heritage. Commonplace images of life in Springfield, such as children at play, shopping, parades, and the first day of school, are all presented here. But the less common events are included as well: fires, the race riot, even a baptism at Lake Springfield. Together, these images tell the story of who we were, and perhaps more importantly, who we have become as a result. This book shows a community readers may know intimately, yet have never seen.



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