Titolo: A Day's Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine ...
Casa editrice: Tilbury House Publishers
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: Used
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Riassunto: 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 look at Maine's passing scene. 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.
L'autore: W. H. Bunting is also the author of Portrait of a Port: Boston 1852--1914 and Steamers, Schooners, Cutters, and Sloops, and coauthor (with Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.) of An Eye for the Coast: The Maritime and Monhegan Island Photographs of Eric Hudson.
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