The Orange Line, by Jack Lueders-Booth, is a lovingly crafted archive of a community that lived and worked along the southern route of Boston's Orange Line of Public Transportation: an old-fashioned, rattling elevated railway that was built in 1901. The pavement vibrates with the rumble of this deteriorating railroad, its ugliness, rising crime rate, and inefficiency depressed property values in the neighborhoods it served. An unintended consequence was affordable housing for this largely low-income population. In 1985, the southern section of the Orange Line was scheduled to be demolished and rerouted, raising fears of rising rents, possible displacement, and loss of public transportation to the Boston metropolitan area. Change seemed imminent and displacement likely. "These photographs were made in the interest of preserving some record of the people who lived and worked along the southern section of the Boston Orange Line." - Jack Lueders-Booth In 1970, Jack Lueders-Booth left his business career at age 35 to pursue photography. He taught photography at Harvard University from 1970 to 1999, where he was nominated three times for the Harvard Joseph P. Levinson Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching. He went on to teach photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, Tufts University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Boston Institute of Art.