Minnesota Yesterday and Today
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Minnesota Yesterday and Today

by Layne Kennedy
     
 

Many things about the old Minnesota were comforting and good—from the network of family farms across the land, to neighborhood movie theaters, to mom-and-pop resorts in the north woods. And while it saddens any life-long Minnesotan to see those things become more scarce, it’s also intriguing and exciting to see the new ideas and customs that changing

Overview

Many things about the old Minnesota were comforting and good—from the network of family farms across the land, to neighborhood movie theaters, to mom-and-pop resorts in the north woods. And while it saddens any life-long Minnesotan to see those things become more scarce, it’s also intriguing and exciting to see the new ideas and customs that changing times bring to our state.            Minnesota Yesterday & Today brings back nostalgic recollections of the state as it once was. Historic photographs are shown side by side with the modern photography of Layne Kennedy, the connections through time enlightened by the historical text of Greg Breining.Together, these images of then and now will make you marvel at how far we’ve come—and at how many things remain the same. 

Editorial Reviews

Nothing reflects the intensity of change better than the stark disparity of "then and now" photographs. Minnesota Yesterday & Today offers a feast of contrasts, setting contemporary shots adjacent to images from vintage postcards, archival photographs, brochures, and other ephemera. After perusing this book, you will never again be able to walk down a major Twin Cities street without also sauntering back into history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760326411
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
08/31/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.75(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Star Tribune, Dec. 3, 2006

“This is a wonderful collection of juxtaposed photos … old on one side and new on the opposing page … that provides a wonderful sense of past and present Minnesota. You can open it anywhere and be delighted.”

                                                                                                              

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 10, 2006

“The archival materials appear opposite new photos by Layne Kennedy, with brief but nicely detailed texts by Greg Breining … and the juxtapositions are gently humorous.”

Star Tribune, Dec. 3, 2006

“This is a wonderful collection of juxtaposed photos … old on one side and new on the opposing page … that provides a wonderful sense of past and present Minnesota. You can open it anywhere and be delighted.”

                                                                                                                   

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. 10, 2006

“The archival materials appear opposite new photos by Layne Kennedy, with brief but nicely detailed texts by Greg Breining … and the juxtapositions are gently humorous.”

 

Meet the Author

Educated in fine art photography, Layne Kennedy’s editorial images blend art and information. His images have been published worldwide on subjects as varied as wolves in Minnesota to pink dolphins in the Amazon River. His feature work appears regularly in Smithsonian, Life, Audubon, Sports Illustrated, Nature Conservancy, Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, and other magazines. He has photographed books for the National Geographic Society and Voyageur Press. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three children. Despite his best intentions to do otherwise, Greg Breining has lived in Minnesota his entire life. A freelance writer, he has written several books about the state and region. His articles and essays have appeared in Sports Illustrated, National Geographic Adventure, Audubon, Wildlife Conservation, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, and other magazines. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, Susan Binkley.

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