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A Day’s Work, Part II

A sampler of historic Maine photographs

A Day’s Work, Part II

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A Day’s Work, Part II

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A DAY’S WORK, PART II, by W.H. Bunting, contains extraordinary collections of photographs and narrative captions that have wide appeal to 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-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 paper-making?), and he makes frequent forays into the Maine storytelling tradition.

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A DAY’S WORK, PART II, by W.H. Bunting, contains extraordinary collections of photographs and narrative captions that 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.

Review:

“…an elegant collection of images and essays that engage and challenge the reader as no other work I’m aware of.” -William David Barry, Maine Sunday Telegram, 09-17-00

About the Author:

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.

Additional Information

Weight 3.4 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 x 10.38 x 2.794 in
Compiled and Annotated by

W. H. Bunting

Format

Hardcover

ISBN

978-0-88448-206-2

Pages

384

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