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
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.