Picturing America

The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps

Author: Stephen J. Hornsby

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022638604X

Category: Art

Page: 289

View: 4391

In the United States, the art form flourished during the 1920s to the 1970s, when thousands of innovative maps were mass-produced for use as advertisements and decorative objects the golden age of American pictorial maps. Picturing America is the first book to showcase this vivid and popular genre of maps. Geographer and collector Stephen J. Hornsby gathers together 158 delightful pictorial jewels, most drawn from the extensive collections of the Library of Congress. In his informative introduction, Hornsby outlines the development of the cartographic form, identifies several representative artists, describes the process of creating a pictorial map, and considers the significance of the form in the history of Western cartography. Organized into six thematic sections, Picturing America covers a vast swath of the pictorial map tradition during its golden age, ranging from "Maps to Amuse" to "Maps for War."
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A Day's Work

A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860-1920

Author: W. H. Bunting

Publisher: Tilbury House Pub


Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7902

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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The Irish of Portland, Maine

A History of Forest City Hibernians

Author: Matthew Jude Barker

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 162584512X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 684

The Irish have influenced the city of Portland since it was first established in the seventeenth century. Today's vibrant Catholic community owes its origins to Irish immigrants in Portland's earliest days, when beloved leaders like Father Ffrench provided solace to souls far from home. The church helped them adapt and adapted along with them, affecting the city in many ways. Portland's Irish faced discrimination, especially in the years before the Civil War, when anti-Irish sentiment surged and burnings and violence erupted, like the June 1855 Rum Riot. Despite this, many Portland Irish took up arms for the United States in the Civil War, and their participation in this conflict helped them become assimilated. Join local expert Matthew Jude Barker as he explores the triumphs and challenges of the Irish of Portland before the twentieth century..
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Franco-Americans of Maine

Author: Dyke Hendrickson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738572802

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 9056

Nearly one-third of Maine residents have French blood and are known as Franco-Americans. Many trace their heritage to French Canadian families who came south from Quebec in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to work in the mills of growing communities such as Auburn, Augusta, Biddeford, Brunswick, Lewiston, Saco, Sanford, Westbrook, Winslow, and Waterville. Other Franco-Americans, known as Acadians, have rural roots in the St. John Valley in northernmost Maine. Those of French heritage have added a unique and vibrant accent to every community in which they have lived, and they are known as a cohesive ethnic group with a strong belief in family, church, work, education, the arts, their language, and their community. Today they hold posts in every facet of Maine life, from hourly worker to the U.S. Congress. These hardworking people have a notable history and have been a major force in Maine's development.
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A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946

Volume 2: New York & New England

Author: Richard C. Carpenter

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880780

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8918

Extensive text and over 190 hand-drawn maps detail every railroad line in post-World War II New York and New England, including main and branch passenger and freight lines.
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The Lobster Coast

Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier

Author: Colin Woodard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143035343

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 7952

A history of coastal Maine's lobster communities describes their ongoing defense of local traditions against forces that would exploit their resources, their communal values, and the wisdom they have gleaned from lifetimes spent in collaboration with one another. Reprint.
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Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad

Author: Derek Hayes

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6019

"...the history of the railroad in North America, from its origins in Britain in the 1820s and short lines connecting Eastern Seaboard rivers in the 1830s to Amtrak and the modern intermodal freights driving today's railroad revival."--Jacket.
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Historical Atlases

The First Three Hundred Years, 1570-1870

Author: Walter Goffart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226300719

Category: History

Page: 603

View: 7990

Today we can walk into any well-stocked bookstore or library and find an array of historical atlases. The first thorough review of the source material, Historical Atlases traces how these collections of "maps for history"—maps whose sole purpose was to illustrate some historical moment or scene—came into being. Beginning in the sixteenth century, and continuing down to the late nineteenth, Walter Goffart discusses milestones in the origins of historical atlases as well as individual maps illustrating historical events in alternating, paired chapters. He focuses on maps of the medieval period because the development of maps for history hinged particularly on portrayals of this segment of the postclassical, "modern" past. Goffart concludes the book with a detailed catalogue of more than 700 historical maps and atlases produced from 1570 to 1870. Historical Atlases will immediately take its place as the single most important reference on its subject. Historians of cartography, medievalists, and anyone seriously interested in the role of maps in portraying history will find it invaluable.
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The Family Tree Historical Atlas of American Cities

Author: Allison Dolan,Family Tree Family Tree Editors

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440350610

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 224

View: 2138

Journey to the big city! Explore your ancestors' hometowns! This book guides you through American history by looking at the United States' sixteen most populous and historically influential cities, such as New York, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Baltimore. Each section features beautiful, full-color maps published at crucial points in each city's history, tracing its growth and development from its founding to the early 1900s. Use the maps to find your ancestor's home, trace your ancestor's walk to work, and identify the streets and buildings from your ancestor's everyday life. Delve further into the past with a quick-reference timeline of key dates from each city's history. You'll also discover easy genealogy research tips for finding local birth, marriage, and death records; federal and state censuses; and city directories. The book features: More than 130 full-color historical maps of sixteen important cities, including New York, Houston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles Timelines highlighting the most important moments in each city's history Lists of city-specific genealogy websites and resources for records that will help you discover your family history An index with instructions on viewing online versions of each map, allowing you to zoom in for more detail or use them with programs like Google Earth Whether your family hails from the streets of Brooklyn or the hills of San Francisco, this atlas--designed especially for genealogists--will help you better understand your city-dwelling ancestors.
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Walking Toward Moosalamoo

A Natural History of Terra Nullius

Author: Hans Carlson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947003576

Category: History

Page: 422

View: 9725

Walking Toward Moosalamoo is a story of humans and the earth, as well as being a chronicle of three summers spent hiking, to a place called Mount Moosalamoo, in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. At bottom, it is an environmental inquiry into the dialog between humans and the land, one concerned with our current environmental crises, but also with the historical and cultural terrain of New England-its narrative geography. Along the way, Carlson muses on the ways we speak of the earth-how we often wound it with our words, but also how we limit our own freedom, and wound ourselves, by misrepresenting our storied relationship with the land that supports all our lives. This is an environmental and political argument for listening to the earth, but also one for listening to each other. "Moosalamoo" is more metaphor than mountain, then, and the destination is a new story, not a peak in the Green Mountains.
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An Atlas of 35 Great Movies

Author: Andrew DeGraff,A.D. Jameson

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594749906

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 3080

This beautifully illustrated atlas of beloved movies is an essential reference for cinephiles, fans of great films, and anyone who loves the art of mapmaking. Acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff has created beautiful hand-painted maps of all your favorite films, from King Kong and North by Northwest to The Princess Bride, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, even The Breakfast Club—with the routes of major characters charted in meticulous cartographic detail. Follow Marty McFly through the Hill Valley of 1985, 1955, and 1985 once again as he races Back to the Future. Trail Jack Torrance as he navigates the corridors of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. And join Indiana Jones on a globe-spanning journey from Nepal to Cairo to London on his quest for the famed Lost Ark. Each map is presented in an 11-by-14-inch format, with key details enlarged for closer inspection, and is accompanied by illuminating essays from film critic A. D. Jameson, who speaks to the unique geographies of each film.
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A Snowy Owl Story

Author: Melissa Kim,Jada Fitch

Publisher: Islandport PressInc

ISBN: 9781939017482

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8766

One cold winter, a hungry snowy owl, unable to find food in the Arctic, travels south until she finds shelter in an abandoned building in Portland, Maine, in a story based on a true incident.
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World Atlas of Holocene Sea-Level Changes

Author: J. Pluet,P.A. Pirazzoli

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080870960

Category: Science

Page: 299

View: 6566

This timely study is concerned with the current record of sea-level changes during the past 10,000 years; their rates, and our ability to estimate these changes accurately. The author begins with an extensive introduction to the subject, covering the historical background and the possible causes of sea-level changes and the main methods used to reconstruct former sea-level positions. The second and main part of the Atlas provides a worldwide review of Holocene sea level changes by assembling some 800 local relative sea-level curves, deduced from field data from all parts of the world, and comparing these with over 100 curves predicted by geophysical models. This data is compiled in 77 regional plates, each containing 4-20 relative sea-level curves drawn to the same scale. These plates enable a visual assessment of geological trends in sea-level during the Holocene to be made. Comparing this data with trends deduced from tide gauges and near-future trends predicted by climate models, should enable more accurate assessment of near future sea-level changes on a local scale. The regional plates are fully annotated with locations, authors' names, year of publication and some indicative values of the spring tidal range in the region, as well as an accompanying text of comments. Finally, the author provides a state of the art review, proposes improvements in methodology and suggests directions for further study. An extensive bibliography of over 750 references, and two indexes complete the study. This comprehensive work contains data and interpretations of value to all those with an interest in regional geography, climatology, sea-level change, and environmental science.
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The Great State of Maine Activity Book

Author: Jane Petrlik Smolik

Publisher: MidRun Press

ISBN: 9780966409567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7064

Crosswords, logic games, secret codes, mazes and word puzzles all about life in Maine from Kittery to Fort Kent.
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Of Place and Gender

Women in Maine History

Author: Marli Frances Weiner

Publisher: University of Maine at Orono Press

ISBN: 9780891011057

Category: History

Page: 467

View: 6988

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Writing on Stone

Scenes from a Maine Island Life

Author: Christina Marsden Gillis,Peter Ralston

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584656975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 2296

A moving personal account of how the life of an island, past and present, shapes and transforms the unexpected loss of a son
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Atlas of the World

Author: Oxford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190913038

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 3156

The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford's Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market. Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth's surface. It opens with a fascinating look at world statistics, a six-page special on "Land and Maritime Boudaries," and satellite images of earth, including 8-10 stunning new images sourced from NASA's latest Earth Observation Satellite, Landsat 8, launched in 2013. The extraordinarily extensive front matter continues with a "Gazetteer of Nations" that has been comprehensively checked and updated to include recent economic and political changes. The 48-page "Introduction to World Geography" is beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs on numerous topics of geographic significance, such as climate change, world religions, employment, industry, and a new 2-page feature tourism and travel, including information on air travel and major airports, the importance of tourism to the economy, and tourist earnings and spending. The hundreds of city and world maps that form the body of the Atlas have been thoroughly updated for this 25th edition. Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured.
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The Maine Two-footers

The Story of the Two-foot Gauge Railroads of Maine

Author: Linwood W. Moody

Publisher: Heimburger House Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780911581478

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 4320

Originally published in 1959 this is the story of the two-foot-gauge railroads of Maine, including the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes, the Monson, the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington, the Edaville and the Kennebec Central.
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The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn

Author: Mary Rice-Defosse,James Myall

Publisher: History Press Library Editions

ISBN: 9781540210098

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 8799

Franco-Americans brought their proud cultural legacy to Lewiston-Auburn beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. As their population grew, religious leaders became community leaders, building an independent parish and a support system, as well as providing child care. The Sisters of Charity cared for the sick and orphaned and ran the first bilingual school in Maine. Franco-Americans grappled with their own questions of patriotism, identity and culture, assimilating as Americans while preserving both their French and French Canadian backgrounds. Authors Mary Rice-DeFosse and James Myall explore the challenges, accomplishments and enduring bonds of the Franco-Americans in Lewiston-Auburn.
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