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Story of Maine in 112 Objects : From Prehistory to Modern Times (Hardcover)

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For this book the museum selected and photographed 112 artifacts and specimens that, together, tell an epic story of the land and its people from prehistoric times to the present.It is a story covering 395 million years, a story told with a walrus skull and fossils, tourmaline and spear points, mammoth tusks and bone fishhooks, Norse coins and caulking irons, militia flags and survey stakes, treaty documents and wooden tankards, a temperance banner and a locomotive, Joshua Chamberlain’s pistol and a cod tub trawl, a Lombard log hauler and a woman’s WWII welding outfit,L. L. Bean boots and German POW snowshoes, and many more objects from the museum’s vast collections. Short narratives written by museum curators are woven around each item—including photos of related objects—and the ensemble has been honed, polished, and introduced by museum director Bernard Fishman.This is a book that Maine residents and visitors will delve into again and again, unearthing new treasures with each reading.
Number of Pages: 320.0
Genre: Social Science, Art, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 23, 2017
TCIN: 51837924
UPC: 9780884483779
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-5637

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