Through his photography, Shedrick Pelt captures the District of today with an eye for the city’s history. His new photo book, District Postcard Views, features vintage-inspired images of landmark locations throughout all eight wards, printed on removable, 5×7 postcards. Flipping through the pages, you are reintroduced to the city — recognizing some locations and discovering places that are new to you and off the beaten path. Looking closely at what is, you’ll wonder what was.
At the book launch on Friday, February 24, join the DC History Center for an evening of conversation, music, and light food and drink among a community of creatives, historians, and storytellers. During a short sit-down program at 6:00 p.m., Shedrick will be in conversation with Austin Graff and Jay Coleman. While taking a closer look at the images, they’ll talk about connecting to our evolving city by learning about the past.
Copies of District Postcard Views will be available for purchase from the DC History Center.
Pre-registration is encouraged for this event but not required. Capacity is limited.