Glimpses of Old Cebu: Images of the Colonial Era, by Lucy Urgello-Miller, is a 276-page coffee table book of nearly 600 of the best photographs, stereoviews, and lantern glass slides of Cebu and its many towns taken between 1870-1945. These images form apart over a thousand images collected over the past 20 years by a Cebuana now based in California.
More than just a mere showcasing of rare, never-before-seen images, the book also provides a treasure trove of information accompanying nearly every picture. Lucy Urgello Millerhas mined every possible source of information such that the reader is able to locate every picture and understand its place in Cebu's history. Cebu's progress as a town and then as a young city is chronicled in the book through pictures of streets, private and government edifices, and public works projects. These are complemented with pictures taken of different towns, their churches, prominent streets, and public infrastructure.
The very rare photos of the war against the Americans, the slaying of four American teachers in 1902, the great typhoon of 1912, the first Cebu Carnival in 1914, the sensational Fuente murders in 1915- these are but just a few of the many significant moments in Cebu's history that are also chronicled in this book.
All told, this book is a must, not just for a lazy Sunday reading but also as an important source of colonial period information about Cebu, told through colonial lenses.
Glimpses of Old Cebu
Weight: 1.8 kg
Dimensions: 12 x 9