There is much that can be learned from the details of a photograph, and compiler/annotator W.H Bunting leads the eye with extraordinary skill, spotting the unusual in a photograph, or some minor detail that, in fact, tells a mojor story about the how and why. This astonishing collection of historic photographs covers a broad spectrum of activity in the State of Maine in the years between 1860-1920. Bunting's text places the images in social and economic context, giving familiar surroundings new interest and meaning as we see how the past has shaped the present. Bunting's research has uncovered a wealth of fascinating detail, and with keen insight and humor he makes frequent forays into the Maine storytelling tradition. 2000 paperback, 384 pages.