This book grew from the Then & Now monthly feature in the weekly micro-magazine The Vulture. Larry Holland, the co-publisher and photographer, and Anne Collins, write a weekly feature on local history in the publication. Every month Anne Collins submits an old photograph or postcard along with a short article and Larry Holland locates and photographs what is currently there and writes a short article.
Over ninety photographs of Bellows Falls & Surrounding Tows, Villages and Hamlets are featured, spanning from November of 2010 until June of 2014.
After about a year of doing the features, Anne and Larry realized they had a growing collection of Then & Now pictures. They decided to look into the possibility of publishing a book. Within a few months of this decision, Anne Collins was contacted by Fonthill inquiring if she was interested in producing a book for their America Through Time® series. Although this book is finished, the Then & Now project continues.