A Day's Work, Part 2

A Day's Work, Part 2 : A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860-1920

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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-kootchie 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 224 x 270 x 28mm | 1,406g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0884482065
  • 9780884482062

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Dozens of compelling photographs of Maine men and women at work, with Bunting's cogent explanatory essays.
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