There are loads of great illustrations, and more information than one normally gets in an overview of only part of a city. The appendices include lists of civic and school officials and a photo gallery. There is a full-name index.
This is a great work and an excellent example for others to follow in documenting a community. The book is $60 plus $4.80 tax and shipping, available from avidbookshop.com.
Ancestors at work
A photo archivist asked how many people had photographs of their ancestors in their work clothes or at their place of work. Luckily, I have one of my grandfather at his desk in the Texaco service station that he ran.
It never hurts to verify the date of death on a tombstone by checking the interment records if the cemetery has an office. Some tombstones were put up years later and people guessed at the dates. You can note any discrepancies in your own files or in any tree you post.
Contact Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., P. O. Box 901, Decatur, GA 30031 or kenthomasongenealogy.com.