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Photographers Gross and Daley have documented their distinctive perspective on the decay of rural Schoharie County in upstate New York. As architectural photographers and residents of Schoharie County, they illustrate their subjects-schoolhouses, barns, churches, Masonic halls, firehouses, and general stores- in a style that avoids kitsch and sentimentality. The photographers respectfully pay homage to the eras they are representing; there are no digital shots in this reverential documentary series. Gross and Daley shoot with a simple wooden camera and glass plates, a style that is in keeping with the historical nature of their architectural subjects. There are surprises that invite a close look-a doghouse covered in early 20th-century New York license plates, a 1940s-era car abandoned in an orchard, a farmhouse hidden by overgrown weeds. The book features a fine introductory essay by novelist Jeffrey Lent and a photographers' note on the actual locations in the photographs. The authors have published seven earlier books, including Old Houses and Creole Houses. Recommended for general collections.