Ken was born in Lowell in 1948, and grew up in Dracut. He worked for 20 years with MA/Com on Chelmsford St and is now retired and living in Hillsborough, NH. Photography has been his avocation and vocation since he was six, and he amassed a modest collection of Lowell photos from 1975-1990. These pictures were taken while he worked for a CETA program called 'City Fair' in the late 1970s into the early 1980s when the Urban National Park was first created. This is the same era as these areal photos (note: at the moment this link appears broken): http://repository.digitalcommonwealth.org/handle/10240/56
If you are not familiar with City Fair or the CETA, Paul Marion over at www.richardhowe.com briefly mentioned the programs in a recent blog post.
Some of my favorites from his collection are:
And, the entire album:
I'd like to thank Ken again for granting me access to these photos. If you'd like to contact him, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org