The Dirty Old Boston Book Project, South End Style

The Dirty Old Boston Book Project–See your images published in Union Park Press’ new book!

Image courtesy of David Henry

Join us for a “Scanning Party”! Bring photographs of YOUR dirty old Boston. We are looking for images of the city from 1945-1987, preferably taken/owned by you. The bigger, the better. Photographs will be scanned, digitized, and submitted to the Dirty Old Boston book project. Visit: to learn more.

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Place: South End Historical Society, 532 Mass. Ave.

Please email or call 617-536-4445 if you plan to attend!

Hosted by Union Park Press and the South End Historical Society.

In September 2012, Jim Botticelli launched a Facebook page that he dubbed “Dirty Old Boston,” hoping to salute the gritty city of his past with images from Boston’s postwar, pre-gentrification era. To his delight, Jim discovered that this version of the city was alive and well: it lived in the memories and spirits of his fellow Bostonians. Nearly 50,000 fans later, Dirty Old Boston has proven that we love to look back to that not-so-distant past and that there is a desire to document this much-loved time in Boston history.

In response to the success of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page, Union Park Press is teaming up with Jim Botticelli to publish a Dirty Old Boston book, due out in the fall of 2014, which will be a photographic account of Boston’s recent past.

Can’t make this scanning party? Submit photos online at Union Park Press will be hosting more scanning parties at other historical societies throughout the city. See their website for more information.