Written by Jane Yolen
Photographs by the Howes Brothers and Jason Stemple
Marshall Cavendish, 1998
ISBN# 0-7614-5013-0 Cavendish hardcover
I grew up in Hatfield, Massachussetts, a small farming town in the Connecticut River valley. Our house was built in 1897, and we always had a photo of the house and its owners from the early 1900's hanging in the kitchen. The photo was taken by the Howes Brothers who had made a living shooting people and their houses all over the valley. The glass negatives had been rescued from a land fill and put into the local historical society for safekeeping. My mother's concept was for me to shoot the new families with the same houses and she would write from a broad base about the changes in history. This book was a challenge for me, not being much of a portrait photographer. The changes to the houses were the most interesting to me: some had been moved up the street, some had parts removed and parts added, and some were so changed we never could find them. My favorite spread is, of course, our house.
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