Item description for New Hampshire Then and Now: Historical and Contemporary Photographs of the Granite State from 1840 to 2005 by Peter E. Randall...
The 80 sets of images presented here provide an important historical record contrasted with a contemporary artistic vision of New Hampshire and its people. New Hampshire is the fastest growing state in New England. The increasing population and the resulting growth have had a profound impact on the Granite State. New Hampshire native, and award-winning photographer, and historian Peter E. Randall traveled the state looking for changes in cityscapes and landscapes. Presented in cooperation with the New Hampshire Historical Society.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 12.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2006
Publisher Peter E Randall Publisher
ISBN 1931807477 ISBN13 9781931807470
Reviews - What do customers think about New Hampshire Then and Now: Historical and Contemporary Photographs of the Granite State from 1840 to 2005?
Fascinating! Jul 8, 2008
I moved to New Hampshire about a year ago and I wanted to find out some history about my new environs. I found this pictorial history and couldn't put it down. It is truly fascinating! It shows century-old photographs of significant landmarks side-by-side with present day photographs of the same site. Brief local histories and descriptions are also included. The photography is very well done. This book makes a great conversation piece and would grace coffee table and library alike.
New Hampshire Then and Now: Historical and Contemporary Photographs of the Granite State from 1840 to 2005 Mar 9, 2007
Peter Randall has outdone himself once again. This riveting book shows the "before" of many the scenes we are familiar with in the New Hampshire that all of us love. While Peter complained to me that too many trees had grown up since the original image was captured, I think we are a much improved place since the mid-1800's, instead. Going to any historical presentation of the Granite State in the past will confirm that. We need the trees to be the New Hampshire of today that we all enjoy! This Grand and Magnificent Place: The Wilderness Heritage of the White Mountains (Revisiting New England: the New Regionalism) by Christopher Johnson, should accompany this book for the historical references we need to see our passage to the present. Buy both as this site suggests. We have preserved ourselves quite well and keep getting better.
New Hamshire Now&Then Mar 8, 2007
The book has great illustration with a short history on the company or site shown. I think the background history could be a little more detatiled. There is also a typed mistake on the binding. The word "publisher" is spelled incorrectly. I was giving these as gifts and a person that had received it noticed the flaw. That is the only dissapointment to the book.