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A Picture History of New Bedford: Volume Two — 1925-1980


In A Picture History of New Bedford, Volume Two: 1925–1980, the second installment of a three-volume set, hundreds of photographs and stories bring the city to life in an enthralling journey through the core of the 20th century. Ride the last trolley, sip an ice cream float at a bygone soda fountain, take a turn on the ballroom dance floor. Celebrate New Bedford’s music—from the big band sounds to folk, fado, jazz and rock and roll. Explore the evolution of the city’s diverse mix of cultures and see New Bedford’s fishing industry grow from a small fledgling fleet of draggers to what today is the country’s number one fishing port. Experience the people, places, and events that have shaped New Bedford, one of New England’s most historically significant cities.