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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
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 !
Edition: First edition, first printing
ISBN Number: 0884481883
Location Published: Tilbury House Pub: 1997
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine
Seller ID: 62584
Keywords: maine, new england, photography