A Day's Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860-1920; Part !

By: Bunting, W. H. [Compiler]

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Quarto, 10 1/2" tall, 379 pages with intertextual black and white illustration, gilt titles on green cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear, gently read, binding tight, paper bright. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price. This is a larger and heavier volume and will require some additional postage

Publisher's Description:

These extraordinary collections of photographs and narrative captions have wide appeal to anyone interested in Maine's past. Spend an afternoon with either volume of A Day's Work, and you'll make discoveries that will change how you think about Maine. Bunting has a knack for spotting the unusual in a photograph, or some minor detail that, in fact, tells a major story about the how and why. From granite quarry operations to an itinerant cobbler in a sailing scow to hootchie cootchie dancers at the state fair to deepwater ships, his page-long captions place these images in social and economic context -- but this is not dry history. His research has uncovered a wealth of fascinating, often quirky detail (Did you know that mummy wrappings were imported from Egypt for Maine papermaking?), and he makes frequent forays into the Maine storytelling tradition.

Title: A Day's Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860-1920; Part !

Author Name: Bunting, W. H. [Compiler]

Edition: First edition, first printing

ISBN Number: 0884481883

ISBN-13: 9780884481881

Location Published: Tilbury House Pub: 1997

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine

Size: 8x1x10

Type: hardcover

Categories: Maine

Seller ID: 62584

Keywords: maine, new england, photography