photoOn May 21st, we announced our exciting plan to turn the quirky, viral Dirty Old Boston Facebook page into a book. And now, just ten days later, our project has caught the attention of local media including The Boston Globe and BostonInno!

Globe reporter Christopher Muther perfectly captures the spirit of the book and Facebook page in his article, writing that they are “…home for pictures from the 1930s through the mid-1980s…The photos are grainy, the street scenes are gritty, and some of the pictures…are the sort of sweet but cringe-worthy moments that would never survive the delete key today.”

BostonInno reporter Lisa DeCanio writes that “the project will combine hundreds of crowdsourced photos and pull them together in a compelling coffee table book, which [Dirty Old Boston Facebook page administrator] Botticelli describes as ‘a tribute to the average Joe.'”

Over the past few months, we have been working with Jim to make this book a reality. Learn more about the project and how to share your own photos here. And check back often for updates on how we’re progressing!