In Then & Now: Portsmouth, authors William T. and Constance S. Warren share their collection of photographs, postcards, and maps to illustrate Portsmouth scenes of days gone by alongside contemporary photographs. Readers will enjoy the country seaport town that Portsmouth was and look at the urban metropolis that it has become. From Market Square and its earliest merchants to the port that gave the town its name, the authors' extensive research will bring to light fascinating stories for every reader, from the newcomer to the fifth-generation locals.
Residents and visitors strolling through the streets of Portsmouth may wonder about the changes the city has seen over the years. Though much of Portsmouth's charm comes from an appearance that little has been altered, the community has transitioned over the centuries from rural farms to a bustling port to a modern New England city that carefully balances the best of old and new.