The Two Books Together are the Entire John Fielder — W.H. Jackson Repeat Photography Project
In 1998, acclaimed Colorado nature photographer John Fielder drove 25,000 miles and backpacked another 500 in order to stand exactly where his 19th century equivalent, William Henry Jackson, stood. From 300 different vantage points, Fielder pointed his camera in exactly the same direction as Jackson once had in order to reveal the changes in the Colorado landscape that have occurred over more than a century. Lots of change, a little change, no change, change for the better, and change for the worse…you decide!
Volume I NEW SECOND EDITION WITH HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND FACTS
156 of these then & now photo pairs are published in Colorado 1870-2000, the leather-bound “big brown book” that has made history as Colorado’s all-time bestselling regional title. This new Second Edition contains the same photographs as the First Edition, but we have added Dr. Tom Noel’s, Colorado’s best known historian, commentary about the changes inherent in many of the photo pair from then to now. From Denver to Georgetown and Aspen to Mesa Verde, the difference in Colorado’s most historic towns and settlements is often remarkable and in some cases shocking. On the other hand, many of Jackson’s original venues look much as they did a hundred years ago. You will revisit the photographs in the book time and again searching for more changes!
Volume II WITH HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND FACTS
The rest of the project, another 110 then & now photo pair, is published in Volume II. The photographs in this volume are arguably even more scenic and colorful than those of the first volume and yet at the same time equally historical. This volume also contains commentary and historical facts related to the change inherent in the photo pair, written by Dr. Tom Noel, Colorado’s best known historian. From Denver to Dillon and Crested Butte to Durango, the change in Colorado’s wilderness, rural, and urban landscapes will invite you back to the book to discover new differences time and again!