Boston then and now book
That Was Then This Is Now
Specially commissioned contemporary photographs, including some previously unpublished images, are paired with archival images of the same locations for a unique tour of Boston over the centuries. Examine amazing then-and-now photographs of the Old North Church, where two lanterns were seen blazing from the steeple on April 18, , essentially signaling the start of the American Revolution. Planning a tea party?
‘The City-State of Boston’ Review: The Rise and Fall of the City Upon a Hill
Yes, a city councilor recently proposed draping the iconic Citgo sign in an American flag to protest Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The conceit is consistent: place historic images alongside contemporary shots from the same location. The effect is to give both photos a resonance, and context. The Massachusetts capital got its start as a Puritan settlement in the s, hosting John Winthrop and his followers on an isolated acre peninsula made of glacial, gravelly hills deposited 10, years ago. By the late 17th century, Boston was the largest community in the American Colonies; after the American Revolution, the population tripled. Caleb Daniloff can be reached at cdanilof bu.
Author Patrick L. Kennedy was kind enough to keep me in mind for his book after he had published some images of mine in COMtalk, the Boston University alumni magazine. I shot the image while I was covering the Boston Marathon in April of The book is now on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and other major retailers and can also be purchased online through numerous sites, including Amazon. Thanks again to Patrick, and congratulations on your book! About six images will be published and the book should be out within a year. More to come on this.