Hometown USA Photoessay now available!

 I have admired the 1944 LOOK Magazine photo-essay since I first saw it hanging on my CPA's office walls in the early 1980's. I was so inspired by it that in 2000 I applied for a LARAC grant to create my own humble photo-essay tribute to my hometown of Glens Falls, which I exhibited in the Gallery of the Crandall Library in Glens Falls, where the LOOK Hometown USA archives are stored. I also began collecting original copies of the seven LOOK issues, and after checking for any copyright concerns (there were none- the copyright expired with the magazine), made high-resolution scans of the seven-part photo-essay. I enlarged the pages and had them printed and mounted for permanent display outside the entrance to the Snuggery at Glens Falls Hospital, where they have hung for almost twenty years.

Now, to comemmorate the 75th anniversary of the LOOK project, I am making it available on this website in low-resolution in the photo gallery, and on CD-ROM in high-resolution. If you would like a copy of the CD-ROM please look on Ebay (just type "Hometown USA CD_ROM" in the Ebay search field and you should find it). If you dont use Ebay then you can email me at and place an order that way. Perhaps someday, someone will take the time to study the hundreds if not thousands of exquisite original  unpublished high-quality color transparencies and B&W negatives stored at the Crandall Library and publish them in some form! Perhaps that could be a future project for the centennial anniversary in 2044!

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