Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Then and Now

I love Coffee Table books and the GW is a great place to find some really interesting ones.  I found one this week that is so interesting to look through.  A wonderful history of America showing Then and Now.

The Capitol during renovation in 1860.

 Inauguration 1993

 U. S. Soldier 1862

 U.S. Soldier Persian Gulf War

 Supreme Court 1876

 Supreme Court 1991

Even though this is an older book, how fun to look through and see so much history to compare.  There are some amazing pictures of the last 200 yrs.   Great teaching aid for children too.  I found 3 wonderful books and for $1 each.

Do you look for books at the GW and do you like history?

I am joining the following parties
Stacy at Embracing Change for Creative Inspirations.
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine at Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Niki at The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Becky at Beyond The Picket Fence for Under $100 Thursday


  1. What a fun concept for a history book. Great find, Marty!

  2. That is such a great book. I love the then and now photos.

  3. That is a very interesting book. I think it's fun to see the differences through time. I'm always on the look out for books when I'm thrifting.

  4. Hi Marty, I also love coffee table books and you can't beat $1.00 each. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  5. I also love coffee table books and this kind with a little history of past and present of the United States, definetally my favorite ones. What a wonderful find for $1!!!!! Thank you sweet lady for your lovely and kind comments on my transferware, your visits always make my day!

  6. Wow- that book would make an excellent Father's Day gift for the impossible to buy for, too!

    It looks awesome, thanks for the recommendation idea!

  7. I love books, all books, this one looks terrific too. xo

  8. Hi Marty! I'm your newest follower ;-) Thanks so much for visiting Posed Perfection and for your sweet comments. I'm looking forward to all your fun posts!


  9. I rarely buy books, but the one you found is quite an interesting one. I would have bought that for the pictures!

  10. I love great books that teach history. Great pictorial, Marty.

  11. Great find, Marty! I love shopping the GW for books. I've made some great finds there for myself as well as my classroom! Nice dictionary and atlas buys.

  12. I love that book. How cool. I like the pages you shared. Enjoyed seeing the differences. Great finds!

  13. nice post thanks for sharing...found you thrue other follower looking for to visit more...blessings from holland

  14. Marty,
    Wonderful book of American History! The photos are magnificent! I've found a few devotional books at our Goodwill for $2 each...but my greatest day was finding 7 Large Print books for my step~mother who is losing her sight and loves to read! She was elated and is still reading through the stack!!! Some times, one does get lucky at others cast offs!!!

  15. I have found some GREAT books at flea's and thrifts. I ALWAYS look for my holy grail ~ volume two of MTAOFC by Julia Child. :)

  16. Oh, goodness, Marty--my husband was a History major, and I was a History minor. To say that we like history is an understatement! But I've never thought of really looking at the books at the thrift store. This one is so neat--I love the comparison photos!

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

  17. Marty I love your book!! I want it :) I will have to find it online.
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours... Carla

  18. I live in a tiny town - barely big enough to have a GW - and I think they've go tthe best bookstore in town!

  19. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing on the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hoping you have a great weekend xo

  20. I absolutely love old books and history. This one looks like a great find.

  21. Oh things have changed! I always say I was born too late :o)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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