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Michigan's Heritage Barns $39.95

Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses (Paperback) $24.95

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New 2008 Photo essay on One Room school houses
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All photographs are black & white gelatin silver prints, archival preservation processed and mounted with a framable backing. Prints are made on the highest quality IIford Gallerie double-weight fiber base paper, and selenium toned for lasting appearance. Prints are individually made in my own studio for quality control purposes. All Prints- posters -Books ordered using this mail in form will be hand signed.

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Original PhotographsB&W professional high quality photographic prints

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All my photos shown here and in the book are available for order. I can forward preview photos or special requests by e-mailed attachment. My photo Gallery exhibition schedule is available by phone or e-mail. I occasionally do one man shows for special art shows and outdoor events.

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Pricing for photos8 x 10" $200.00 Pricing for photos 11 x 14" $300.00 Pricing for photos16 x 20" $400.00

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Pricing for photosOne Room School house photos

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Pricing for photosRural Scenes field camera photos (click for order form)

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(order photos Posters and Books by item # they include Mary Keithan's signature)

Limited Edition Posters & Books

Pricing for photos 12 Photo collage POSTER -Michigan Heritage Barns ......... $ 20.00

Pricing for photos 12 Photo collage POSTER-Michigan One-Room Schools ... $ 20.00

Pricing for photosPhoto album book " Michigan's Heritage Barns" 144 pages, 11x9" with 81 large duotone photos and cloth book cover ...... $ 39.95

Pricing for photosNew One Room Schoolhouse Photo diary soft cover book ... $24.95

( You may also purchase the books from a local bookstore or use links on the left)

For signed copies make a check or money orders in US funds made payable to Mary Keithan. Mail order form to 22062 27 Mile Road, Ray, Michigan 48096. I ship all orders via UPS in damage proof packaging. Click below for printable order form. Jot down image # from this page, poster type or book title from this page.

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Michigan's Heritage Barns (Hardcover) by Mary Keithan (Photographer) Author signed Book copies 39.95 sold using the mail-in order form

Book 1 Description...During her time as an art student in New York City, MaryBlack & White Photo Michigan Old Barns collectors book Keithan never imagined that one day she would drive the state of Michigan's labyrinthine back roads in search of architectural subjects for her photographs. But, in 1990, shortly after acquiring an 8" x 10" view camera, she began just such an odyssey. In the process she captured on film and preserved images of the rural landscape's most endangered visual treasures, its aging, historic barns.

Many of her "subjects" are in poor condition; many no longer stand. And while we might expect a photographic series on aging barns to be a sad chronicle of America's rural decline, instead Keithan gives us a visual story of endurance and perseverance, of a way of life that in our modern times continues to thrive.

What Keithan has captured with her camera and presented in Michigan's Heritage Barns is enriched with her own narrative, often including interesting histories from the barn owners themselves. Photographs from most of Michigan's eighty counties are included to create a collection that celebrates Michigan's rural heritage as no other does."

Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses by Mary Keithan (Paperback - May 30, 2008 autographed copy of this book is  $24.95) ....Book 2 Description.. Nostalgic reminders of a time now past, one-room schoolhouses keithan1-mary.jpg (276359 bytes)are deeply embedded in our heritage. Decades after their original purpose and inhabitants havePhoto essay and history of One Room schoolhouses in MIchigan vanished, they dot the rural landscape in all conditions, from neglected and near collapse to handsomely renovated places repurposed into a new existence as living quarters. Today no matter their state they stand as miniature gems of nineteenth-century American history as well as charming examples of rural architecture---above all, things to be treasured and preserved. Mary Keithan's Michigan One-Room Schoolhouses is a beautifully illustrated chronicle that details nearly a hundred of the state's early schoolhouses. Together with information about each schoolhouse's architecture and history, including interviews with former students and teachers, Keithan's photographs bring these structures back to life and assure their place in history.

Mary Keithan is a professional photographer living in Ray, Michigan. Her previous books include Michigan's Heritage Barns and A Time in Michigan: A Photographic Series. New York Times critic Vicki Goldberg selected Keithan's 1995 image "Desert Storm Barn" for the Light Impression Biennial show below.

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Profile on Mary Keithan If you have a special request, like an autographed book or want to see some additional photo samples just e-mail me. Wholesale orders are accepted for Art or Framing shops. Again.. E-mail me or call (586) 749-9941 for all the particulars and dealer pricing.

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    Got a great Michigan Heritage photo subject for my gallery? 

Send me a snapshot of your barn, Old School house or Rural scene with a profile on the history, current owner and your contact information and I'll gladly see about publishing it here on our gallery contributors page.

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