With a population of more than one million and covering over 42 square miles, the Bronx is a vibrant part of New York. But what was the Bronx like in the early 1900s, and how does it compare to now?
In a new book from Arcadia Publishing, authors Kathleen A. McAuley and Gary Hermalyn showcase the borough’s rich history in a personal way through vintage and contemporary photographs.
In their introduction, the authors proclaim that “oftentimes what happens in the Bronx is reflected in the rest of the country years later. The borough of the Bronx is a microcosm of the nation.”
Highlights of The Bronx:
• Displays historic photographs beneath modern-day snapshots of the same location, displaying the contrast between the past and present
• Provides a richness and understanding of life in the past that words cannot express
• Categorizes the chapters based on regions: Northwest Bronx, Northeast Bronx, Southeast Bronx and Southwest Bronx
• Includes a few aerial pictures showing areas of the Bronx that are very different today
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at 888-313-2665 or ArcadiaPublishing.com.
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.
Book Signings to Be Held in the Bronx
Book Launch & Signing
Tuesday, October 5
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Bronx History
3266 Bainbridge Avenue & East 208th Street
Bronx NY 10467
For more information, call (718) 881-8900.
Wednesday, November 3
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
For more information, call (718) 681-6000.
Wednesday, November 10
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue)
Bronx, NY 10458
For more information, call (718) 579-4246.