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Rephotography Book Shows What's Changed, What's Stayed The Same In Wyoming

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University Press of Colorado
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A new book chronicles changes in Wyoming over the past century. Historian and photographer Michael Amundson has retaken hundreds of photos from the early 20th century. His photos, shot in 1987-88 (while he was a student at the University of Wyoming) and again in 2007-08 are studies of pictures taken by Joseph E Stimson, a commercial photographer for the state and various railroads. The book is called “Wyoming Revisted: Rephotographing the Scenes of Joseph E. Stimson.” Amundson spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer.

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Credit J.E. Stimson Collection, Wyoming State Archives
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The Ferris Hotel, Rawlins, 1903

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Credit Michael A. Amundson, courtesy University Press of Colorado
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The Ferris Hotel, Rawlins, 1987

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Credit Michael A. Amundson, courtesy University Press of Colorado
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The Ferris Hotel site, Rawlins, 2007

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Credit J.E. Stimson Collection, Wyoming State Archives
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Yellowstone Lake Boat Leaving West Thumb, 1907

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Credit Michael A. Amundson, courtesy University Press of Colorado
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West Thumb dock site on Yellowstone Lake, 1988

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Credit Michael A. Amundson, courtesy University Press of Colorado
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West Thumb dock site on Yellowstone Lake, 2008

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Credit J.E. Stimson Collection, Wyoming State Archives
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Interior Panorama, Hardin Residence, Sheridan Co., 1903

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Credit Michael A. Amundson, courtesy University Press of Colorado
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Interior Panorama, Hardin Residence, Sheridan Co., 2007

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