By (author) Eric Sloane
American Yesterday by Eric Sloane
Book DescriptionThis compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes, illustrated with the author's own pen, captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." The author lovingly describes the careers of dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men (plumbers), barber-surgeons, sellmongers, fence-viewers, and other old-time artisans and craftworkers. 96 black-and-white illustrations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486427607
(235mm x 162mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eric Sloane
Weather Almanac, Paperback (August 2013)
Single-volume combination of Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster and Folklore of American Weather offers a fascinating source of forecasting tips based on wind, clouds, moon, and other natural phenomena. 135 nostalgic drawings.
Reverence for Wood, Hardback (June 2012)
Refreshingly written, delightfully illustrated book remarks expansively on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this valuable commodity - from the crafting of furniture, tools, and buildings to the use of such by-products as charcoal and medicine. "One of Sloane's best books." -Library Journal.
Celebration of Bells, Paperback (April 2009)
Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book, two nostalgia experts share their enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and world-famous bells.
Museum of Early American Tools, Hardback (June 2008)» View all books by Eric Sloane
Fascinating look by noted historian at devices used by wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. Deluxe hardcover edition features 184 accurate, engaging illustrations by the author.
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Author Biography - Eric Sloane
The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America and remind us of the ties that forever bind us to them. A prolific artist, Sloane created nearly 15,000 paintings and drawings over his lifetime, many of which enhance his delightful books of bygone days.
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