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David Taylor's The Line

David Taylor's The Line (44-page accordion booklet accompanying his Working

Sometimes a book isn't just notable for its cover -- it's also a compelling object in itself. So it is with a 44-page accordion booklet entitled The Line accompanying David Taylor's larger photoessay entitled Working the Line.

Taylor's collection of photographs from the U.S.-Mexico border includes the accordion-page supplement, pictured above on one of our low-rise shelves in the Western History/Genealogy Department. The booklet itself presents adjoining photographs of particular places along the border on both sides. Unfolding Taylor's supplement presents a whole new perspective -- in several senses! -- on the lines that separate us and bring us together.

A copy of David Taylor's Working the Line is available for use in the Western History/Genealogy Department.