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Provincetown Discovered

Provincetown Discovered

Edward V. Gillon

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This photographic record of Provincetown, Massachusetts captures some of New England’s best seascapes and architecture. Here is where the Pilgrim exiles landed in 1620. Provincetown became a whaling port and center for cod fishing and thus, by the late nineteenth century, the richest town in Massachusetts. Many charming eighteenth century Cape Cod houses and splendid Greek Revival homes of the boom years from the 1850′s to 1900 remain and are presented here in excellent detailed pictures. Churches, commercial buildings and farm related structures are carefully documented. Sand dunes and dramatic coastal vistas are famous in Provincetown. Author/photographer Ed Gillon found many marvelous scenes at this point of land which caught his artistic eye. Sweeping shorelines and powerful seas are shown as portraits and as a part of the scenery. Provincetown Discovered is an inviting look at this historic place for the stranger, and a nostalgic visual record for those familiar with its special charms.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 124 b/w photos | 127 pp
ISBN13: 9780887400612 | Binding: soft cover

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Now living in New York city, Ed Gillon is an “amateur” photographer. He has authored over twenty books including photographic records of several New England towns, cemeteries and gravestones, and New York neighborhood architecture and sculpture. Provincetown demonstrates his fondness for this town-one he shares with his audience.