by Nancy Grace Horton (photographer), Laura Pope (text)
Polka Dot Productions (2010)
ISBN 13: 9780615360515
ISBN 10: 0615360513
genre: ART > PHOTOGRAPHY > POETRY
Photographer Nancy Horton has captured the beauty and the funky, gritty liveliness of today's Portsmouth, NH, in this latest addition to the "New England Landmarks" series. It's all here, from the salt piles by along the river (highlighted by a glorious setting sun) to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (which, despite its name and association with the city, is actually in Maine). Daily life circulates around historic Market Square; costumed reenactors delight at Strawbery Banke; an impressive array of Georgian homes stand tall on residential streets; Horton even offers a wonderful photo of Portsmouth's own beloved poet Robert Dunn alongside one of his poems. Laura Pope provides a short history of the city to accompany Horton's images.