Unique to this site is a third photograph matched to a selected pair from the book. Taken in 2005 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the book’s publication, the new images illustrate further changes that have occurred during the last decade in the Tucson valley.
An interactive map page showing the location of every photo in the book is accessed through the map page. Click on a selected site to view sets of photographs that includes the updated comparison.
These photographs illustrate how Tucson underwent an incredible transformation. The explosive growth rate in the 1940s and '50s set into motion a rapidly changing backdrop for it’s people. To some who were here during that boom, the photographs from the book may evoke a memory of family or personal change. For those who were not here then, perhaps a glimpse of that era can be as evocative in seeing Tucson’s changes from a small western town to a metropolis of nearly one million people . . . and growing.