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Humble Work and Mad Wanderings: Street Life in the Machine Age

Humble Work and Mad Wanderings: Street Life in the Machine Age

by Ken Appollo

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Appollo, who calls himself a "street person," attempts to record street life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries with 61 photographs of street people accompanying his narrative. He asserts that people who earned their livelihood in the street performed a very necessary and interesting occupation in the general society. The author sees industrialization as destroying society's "safety net" by removing street vendors or legislating them out of existence. Appollo admits that his book is not intended to be an exhaustive historical work; indeed, it is lightweight as social commentary and all the more appealing for it. Recommended for collections that specialize in historical photography and folklife.Mark E. Ellis, Albany State Univ., Ga.

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Mautz, Carl Publishing
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7.33(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.55(d)

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