Boston: Past and Present


Many historical places pictured and explained

Today's thriving city showcased

Guide book and souvenir in one binding

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Many historical places pictured and explained

Today's thriving city showcased

Guide book and souvenir in one binding

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764330582
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/27/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,487,280
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary L. Martin Postcards is a three-generation family business and the largest postcard operation in the world. E. Ashley Rooney has written many non-fiction books on architecture, interior design, and gardens, especially in New England where she lives.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    Nostalgia Book

    The other day I visited my local and favorite bookstore, shopping for something about the City of Boston to send to a friend who knows nothing about the city, its history and heritage. And what did I find but 'Boston Past and Present' by Ashley Rooney. It is a book featuring early 20th century postcards 'most of them from very early in the century' which are used to compliment a most readable text about the city. Wonderful modern photography offers the reader the opportunity to compare the past and present and visualize sites as they were and compare them to how they are now. I bought it, and it's now enroute to my friend. I believe, I'll buy one for myself !.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2008

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    I found this little gem to provide a great overview of Boston then and now. The postcards are delightful and some of the photographs are spectacular.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2008

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    I grew up right outside of Boston,. If Boston was not the center of the universe, which some believed, it was certainly a great city to grow up in. Boston was the site of several firsts: the first public park, first public secondary school, first post office, first light house, first mutual savings bank, first Civil War free black regiment, first subway, the first free public library, first telephone, first marathon ¿ the list goes on. This fun book by Martin & Rooney, Boston Past and Present really brings it all home to me. It's a trip down nostalgia lane. The old postcards, the modern images, the well-written history. Yes, Boston is one of the busiest and most exciting spots in New England. It has its history, tradition, and a beautiful harbor. Although it has grown from a small village to a contemporary city, it still retains many historic buildings and diverse, cosmopolitan attractions. This book is a perfect gift for anyone who comes from Boston or went to school there.

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