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This fascinating collection of photographs brings to life the history of the community of Dexter—in its bounty and its bad times. Author Frank Spizuoco has collected over two hundred unforgettable images from the archives of the Dexter Historical Society which together paint a vivid picture of the community and its environs from the 1840s to the 1990s.
ISBN: 9780738588377
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
As we look back at our past in the images collected here, we see that times were harder and life simpler in the “old days,” but that every photograph proclaims a sense of community and pride. As Frank Spizuoco writes in his introduction: “I just love these people. With all their idiosyncracies, warmth, meanness, concern, generosity: I love them. The lives of these people had to be recorded. There is so much humanity to tell about: people defining an age. The people who live, laugh, love, and die define an age, define a community, define Dexter. History tells us who we are as a people, and the photographs left behind help us tell the story of the people who lived here. The photographs chosen for this book were meant to say something, to relate a story that is part of our culture. To show the sinews of life, and to help hand down the heritage of rural Maine. I want to give people a sense of continuity, to bridge a generation gap, to show how fascinating ordinary life can be. I want the world to know these people, how they lived, and what they did.”
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