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Boxes Of Boom

Lyle Owerko is a New York-based photographer, but he's also a historian. A boom box historian.

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In this digitally dominated music culture, NPR Music producer Frannie Kelley reported on boombox nostalgia. She interviewed Owerko about his impressive collection, most of which remains delicately swathed in bubble wrap. Fortunately for us, he has photographed his beloved boxes of boom. Take a look at Owerko's photos, and be sure to hear Kelley's story on All Things Considered for a bigger boombox picture ... and sound.

For an exhaustive (and amazing) illustrated boombox history, check out this Web site.