Provincetown Through Time II is the follow-up to the top selling Provincetown Through Time; ever popular with locals and visitors alike. It is the continued comparison view with collective imagery that reinforces the point that "a yellowed photo is a captured memory of those long gone".
These memories illuminate and tell the history of Provincetown and provide a clearer idea on where one is in that timeline of this truly most interesting "town". With a history like no other in America, Provincetown already had been the sacred ground of Thorwald, the Icelandic Viking in 1004.
But beginning in the seventeenth, it evolved through a five centuries continuum; it would become the first to welcome the Pilgrims before they traveled on to that "Rock" they're always talking about. It would become the largest whaling and British Revolutionary War staging port, the largest artist colony and producer of more Pulitzer Prizes for its combined literatures before being dubbed the most popular gay resort in the world.
The Provincetown Film Festival kicks off the summer season every year, and grows with the annual blessing of the Portuguese fishing fleet. It seems to hit its stride by the 4th of July, "Bear Week" and "Carnival"–P'town's take on Marti Gras–with its "fabulous" parade and winds up with the "over the top" Halloween Costume Ball.
All of this under the glow of a 252 foot granite block illuminated Pilgrim's Monument, a replicated fourteenth century Italian tower. What is phenomenal, it is still a quaint little New England seaside fishing village!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
A multi-generational background in theatre and film, Frank Muzzy was one of the founders of the Stella Adler Theatre and Academy of Acting, Los Angeles. As a Photo-artist, his “Red Bear” image graced the cover of White Crane Quarterly, and he's recognized for his international slant with exhibits in Washington DC, NYC and Provincetown. His art: Handled by Red Bear Arts; his hotel art: Handled by Graphicworkscollection.
Publisher: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Images: 200 Color
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)