A Day's Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860-1920, Volume 2
W. H. Bunting
Tilbury House, Jun 1, 2003 - History - 384 pages
These extraordinary collections of photographs and narrative captions have wide appeal for anyone interested in Maine's past. 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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