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Abandoned Pennsylvania Photography Book

£18.50

Publication date: 9th December 2019

The cities of Pennsylvania are littered with redundant relics. Behind closed doors and hidden deep in forests, there are decaying secrets waiting to be discovered.

“Abandoned Pennsylvania” is my first professionally published photography book. Available now with FREE UK and European shipping (Global shipping options available at checkout).

Every order direct from my website includes two FREE A5 prints

What you will find inside:

  • Explore the forgotten past of Pennsylvania through 135 high-quality photographs
  • Learn the history of 21 derelict and disused locations, from the boom-times to their decline into redundancy
  • See ecclesiastical architecture in several abandoned churches, forsaken by their congregation.
  • Walk through dark school and hospital corridors which have been left to rot.
  • Sit in forgotten theatres, covered with dust. These once hosted sell-out performances, but now lay silent and lost.
  • Step inside a steam locomotive and 1950s trolley cars which now lie rusting and dormant, obsolete in the face of new technology.
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Description

Full Excerpt (from back cover)

The cities of Pennsylvania are littered with redundant relics. Behind closed doors and hidden deep in forests, there are decaying secrets waiting to be discovered.

At the start of the twentieth century, migrants were drawn to the up-and-coming industrial giant that was Pennsylvania. There were jobs and opportunities aplenty. Then, the economic bubble burst. Factories and steel mills closed, one by one. Families left in droves in search of work and a better life elsewhere. After the mass exodus, a wealth of infrastructure was rendered obsolete. Abandoned churches lay discarded, as small scattered congregations merge together. Schools and hospitals are left to rot. Forgotten theatres, once hosting sell-out performances, now lay silent and lost. The steam locomotives and trolley cars lie rusting and disused, obsolete in the face of new technology.

One by one, these hidden treasures are lost as time and the world moves on around them. This book explores the beauty that lies in these forgotten places, often hiding in plain sight on the streets of Pennsylvania.

Additional information

Dimensions23.5 × 16.5 × 0.8 cm