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The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England

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Cameras float coastward. Almost every old family photograph album contains snapshots of children and sand pails, teenagers frolicking in surf or rowing a rental skiff, young couples half blinded by love and half blinded by beach-reflected sun, mothers with infants shaded by makeshift tents, and old-timers ensconced in folding beach chairs, often shielded by umbrellas.... N ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Tilbury House Publishers (first published October 31st 2006)
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Maybe the highest praise I can give this book is to say that the wonderful introductory essay by John Stilgoe is really just a bonus feature. Bill Bunting’s informative but laconic and sometimes wry commentaries on these photographs cut to their essence in an endearingly Yankee way. The text and pictures left me with a vivid feel for a long-ago period one rarely gets from a book.

The overriding impression I came away with — a little saddening, and almost awe-inspiring in its scope — is how compl
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W. H. Bunting is the author of Portrait of a Port: Boston 18521914 (Harvard University Press); Steamers, Schooners, Cutters, and Sloops (Houghton Mifflin); A Days Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 18601920 in two volumes (Tilbury House); Sea Struck (Tilbury House); and with Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., An Eye for the Coast: The Maritime and Monhegan Island Photographs of Eric Hudson (T ...more
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