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

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

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by William Henry Bunting
     
 

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This astonishing collection of historic photos is accompanied by narrative captions that inform and entertain. There is much that can be learned from the details of a photograph, and Bunting leads the eye with extraordinary skill as we see a lumber batteaux working a log jam, granite-cutting operations, an eccentric cobbler traveling from island to island by sailing… See more details below

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This astonishing collection of historic photos is accompanied by narrative captions that inform and entertain. There is much that can be learned from the details of a photograph, and Bunting leads the eye with extraordinary skill as we see a lumber batteaux working a log jam, granite-cutting operations, an eccentric cobbler traveling from island to island by sailing scow, train wrecks, lumber camps, coastwise cargo schooners, deepwater ships, and much more. Bunting's text places the images in social and economic context, but this is not dry history; his research has uncovered a wealth of fascinating detail, and he makes frequent forays into the Maine storytelling tradition.

Editorial Reviews

Geoffrey Elan
...dozens of compelling photographs of Maine men and women at work, with Bunting's cogent explanatory essays.
Yankee Magazine
Rob Napier
The author treats each photograph as a time capsule, a window, and an opportunity to see what was happening.... He enjoys discovering secrets that lurk before our eyes in the corners of photographs, and interpreting them with traditional archival and oral historical research.
Nautical Research Journal
William David Barry
This is a true labor of love, carefully selected, intensively researched, and beautifully written. One has only to open it up to see its quality and scope.
Maine Sunday Telegram

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884481898
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 10.46(h) x 0.76(d)

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