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Colonial and Early American Lighting

by Arthur H. Hayward

This fascinating text presents what is probably the largest selection of antique lamps illustrated anywhere — 647 in all. Included are "Betty" lamps; petticoat and tumbler lamps; pierced tin lanterns; candle...


Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

by James B. Twitchell

There are close to 8.5 million RVs on the U.S. highways and roads today, and if you are a man in your fifties, there is a good chance you have owned or are about to own a recreational vehicle. Winnebago Nation...


Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition

by Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Reprint of rare original catalog includes huge illustrated selection of building materials, fixtures and trimmings, complete with descriptions, specifications, and prices. Hundreds of black-and-white illustrations....


North American Indian Arts

by Andrew Hunter Whiteford & Owen Vernon Shaffer

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

North American Indian Arts is a fascinating introduction to the arts and crafts reflected in the material culture of North American Indians. Knowledge of the skills...


Those Were the Days: Weird and Wacky Ads of Yesteryear

by Paul Dickson & Floyd Clymer

This historical scrapbook features more than 600 ads from 1890 to 1910. Ads for familiar companies such as Cadillac and Pillsbury appear alongside promotions for the Talk-o-phone, Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Brush,...


Ancient Carpenters' Tools: Illustrated and Explained, Together with the Implements of the Lumberman, Joiner and Cabinet-Maker i

by Henry C. Mercer

Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical to ancient devices once used by Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, including axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. Invaluable sourcebook.


Bloomingdale's Illustrated 1886 Catalog

by Bloomingdale Brothers

Famed merchants' extremely rare catalog depicting about 1,700 products: clothing, housewares, firearms, dry goods, jewelry, and more. Invaluable for dating and identifying vintage items. Also, royalty-free graphics...


Old-Time Tools & Toys of Needlework

by Gertrude Whiting

More than 200 illustrations of hoops, frames, pins, pincushions, punches, bobbins, bodkins, shuttles, spinning wheels, sewing machines, and more from a wide array of cultures. Index.


Great Ships in New York Harbor: 175 Historic Photographs, 1935-2005

by William H., Jr. Miller

An informative text, complemented by 175 vintage photographs, makes this vibrant profile of the great port's history as interesting to read as it is to browse. It combines fascinating facts and personal recollections....


Turn-of-the-Century Farm Tools and Implements

by Henderson & Co.

Nearly 700 illustrations advertise items for garden, farm, lawn, stable, household, and more, including butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters,...


The Tools that Built America

by Alex W. Bealer

Fascinating story of early American woodworking enthusiastically describes and clearly illustrates a wide array of axes, saws, planes, hammers, and other implements used by frontiersmen. Over 200 drawings and...


The Man Behind the Bottle

by Norman L. Dean

The contour Coca-Cola bottle is the most recognized package created by man. It has been called an international icon and one of the most significant artifacts of the twentieth century. Of everything that has...


Toys Remembered

by Madonna Dries Christensen

In this companion book to Dolls Remembered, men reminisce about the boyhood toys and games that still hold a place in memory.


Growing up and Getting Old Behind the Wheel:

by William Schiff

Witty and softly sardonic, William Schiffs autobiographical romp describes his lifelong travels from early childhood to the Golden Years. Growing Up and Getting Old Behind the Wheel: An American Auto Biography...


The Patchwork Girl of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

An unlucky Munchkin boy named Ojo must travel around Oz gathering the ingredients for an antidote to the Liquid of Petrifaction which has turned his beloved uncle Unc Nunkie and the wife of the Liquid's creator...


Ozma of Oz (Books of Wonder) by L. Frank Baum (1989-05-24)

by L. Frank Baum

Within this third work of Baum's Land of Oz series, Dorothy's story is continued with her beloved companions and given further life with inventive new characters, including a talking hen named Billina and the...


A Very Vintage Christmas

by Bob Richter & Christopher Radko

A Very Vintage Christmas embodies the nostalgia and sentimentality associated with the holiday season. Vintage ornaments, lights, decorations, cards and wrapping all conjure up happy memories of Christmases...


New Mexico Curiosities

by Sam Lowe

Whether you're a born-and-raised New Mexican, a recent transplant, or just passing through, New Mexico Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as it introduces you to the most fascinating characters in the...


Nevada Curiosities

by Richard Moreno

The definitive collection of Nevada's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Nevada residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.


Ohio Curiosities

by Sandra Gurvis

The definitive collection of Ohio's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Ohio residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.