Past Objects

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Past Objects

ISBN : 9780982075432
Publisher : Mark Batty Publisher
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Overview In the space between archaeology and history stand men like Scott Jordan, a native New Yorker who has been digging around in the city's soil for the better part of his life. What began as a childhood hobby searching for treasure evolved into a lifestyle that has resulted in Jordan haunting building sites throughout the five boroughs, attempting to recover history before it is paved over forever. Using shovels, mesh sieves, canvas rucksacks, ingenuity and an incredible amount of determination, Jordan has amassed an overwhelming collection of antique bottles, china, toys, shoes and other items, which together create a patchwork historical narrative of New York City and its earliest settlers. As a self-trained historian and restorer of damaged objects, Jordan is not only privy to a unique take on early American history, but his adventures weave together into a tremendous factual and speculative examination of the past, by returning it to the present for all to enjoy. "Past Objects" features some of Jordans favorite objects and stories, sure to appeal to anyone intrigued by history, antiques and popular culture.

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