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Colonial and Early American Lighting

by Arthur H. Hayward Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

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 Columbia University Press (April 08, 2014)

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. Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

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 Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press (February 24, 2014)

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 Dover Publications (March 15, 2012)

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 Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

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 Dover Publications (June 27, 2013)

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 Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

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 Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

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. Dover Publications (August 29, 2013)

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 Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

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...

American Pickers Guide to Picking

by Libby Callaway Hachette Books (September 13, 2011)

A true adventure story and the go-to guide for "picking" American treasures from anyone's backyard, straight from the stars of History's American Pickers

In these pages, professional treasure hunters Mike Wolfe...

What We Keep

by Bill Shapiro & Naomi Wax Running Press Adult (September 24, 2018)

With contributions from Cheryl Strayed, Mark Cuban, Ta-Nahesi Coates, Melinda Gates, Joss Whedon, James Patterson, and many more -- this fascinating collection gives us a peek into 150 personal treasures and...

The Hunt for History

by Nathan Raab, Luke Barr & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (March 10, 2020)

Nathan Raab, America’s preeminent rare documents dealer, describes his years as the Sherlock Holmes of historical artifacts?questing after precious finds and determining their authenticity?and he shows us...

Finders Keepers

by Craig Childs Little, Brown & Company (October 23, 2018)

To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero -- or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief?


Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas

by Susan Waggoner Stewart, Tabori & Chang (November 22, 2011)

In her newest volume, Susan Waggoner recaptures the magic of Christmases past with the vintage crafts projects readers have been craving. Inspired by the most sought-after treasures from the 1920s through the...

The Clock Repairer's Handbook

by Laurie Penman Skyhorse (August 17, 2010)

Laurie Penman has written an indispensable guide for both the absolute beginner and the experienced clock enthusiast. The Clock Repairer's Handbook provides information on how to repair and maintain a clock's...

Practical Watch Repairing

by Donald De Carle Skyhorse (September 17, 2008)

The absorbing and everlasting subject of watch repairing has been dealt with in books in many languages throughout the years. But when de Carle first set out to write Practical Watch Repairing in 1946, it was...

The Cigarette Book

by Chris Harrald & Fletcher Watkins Skyhorse (November 01, 2010)

From A is for Aardvark—“We’re not allowed to tell you anything about Winston cigarettes, so here’s a stuffed aardvark”—to Z is for Zippo, the iconic American lighter, The Cigarette Book is the ultimate...

The Watch & Clock Makers' Handbook, Dictionary, and Guide

by F. J. Britten Skyhorse (March 16, 2011)

Widely regarded as one of the most famous and useful encyclopedias on watch- and clock-making, this eleventh edition of the regularly updated guide was first published in 1907. This is the final edition Britten...

What We Keep

by Bill Shapiro Running Press (September 25, 2018)

Everyone has that one object that holds deep meaning--some relic that speaks to our past, that carries a remarkable story. What We Keep will reveal the secret lives of objects--and the small, emotional moments...

A Very Vintage Christmas

by Bob Richter & Christopher Radko Globe Pequot Press (July 01, 2016)

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 Globe Pequot Press (January 13, 2009)

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 Globe Pequot Press (December 22, 2008)

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 Globe Pequot Press (August 02, 2011)

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.

Jones Beach

by John Hanc & Ed Lowe Globe Pequot Press (March 02, 2010)

Jones Beach looms large in the hearts and lives of millions of New Yorkers. From its windswept beginnings on the far edge of an empire to its twentieth-century status as America’s greatest public beachfront...

Lionel Trains

by Turner Publishing Turner (December 20, 2004)

LIONEL TRAINS, A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF TRAINS & THEIR COLLECTORS allows a unique look at the history of LIONEL from a collector's point of view & includes hundreds of photos of individual train layouts, locomotives,...

The Wonderful World of Oz

by John Fricke Down East Books (November 07, 2013)

The wonderful world of Oz is a magical place—and has been for generations of Americans since L. Frank Baum penned his enduring classic in 1900. This book documents that magical journey through beautiful photographs...

Spider Speculations

by Jo Carson Theatre Communications Group (June 01, 2006)

“I’ve spent about 15 years plus some working with people’s stories in a series of communities in this country. I write plays from oral histories for those communities. Just finished my 30th. I’m watching...

The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette

by Cecil B. Hartley Dover Publications (March 07, 2017)

What should you do if you find a bug on your plate? How do you ask someone to dance? What's the least offensive way to enjoy your cigar? These and other questions of social decorum are answered in this classic...

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette

by Florence Hartley Dover Publications (February 27, 2017)

"Politeness is goodness of heart put into daily practice," declares the author of this 1860 guide to good manners, adding, "there can be no true politeness without kindness." Florence Hartley's world of calling...

Black Men Built the Capitol

by Jesse Holland Globe Pequot Press (September 01, 2007)

The first book of its kind, with comprehensive up-to-date details

Historic sites along the Mall, such as the U.S. Capitol building, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, are explored from an entirely new...

The Ornamented Chair: Its Developent in America (1700¿1890)

by Zilla Rider Lea Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1960)

Discriminating decorators and collectors, no less than dealers and researchers in antiques, have long felt the need of a comprehensive study of the ornamented chair and its development in America. This book...

The Ornamented Tray: Two Centuries of Ornamented Trays (1720-1920)

by W.D. John & Zilla Rider Goodloe Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1971)

This authoritative and definitive work contains the first formal history of antique trays every published. Each of its six chapters is written by a different authority. They discuss:

Lace-Edge Painting

The "Chippendale"...

American Pickers Guide to Picking

by Libby Callaway, Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz & Danielle Colby Hachette Books (September 12, 2011)

A true adventure story and the go-to guide for "picking" American treasures from anyone's backyard, straight from the stars of History's American Pickers

In these pages, professional treasure hunters Mike Wolfe...

Finders Keepers

by Craig Childs Little, Brown and Company (August 24, 2010)

To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero -- or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief?



by Macklin Tasha Wahida Clark Presents Publishing, LLC (May 18, 2015)

In every sense of the word, Santiago Acevedo is a boss. Men respect and fear him, and women worship and desire him. But not all is well within the Acevedo family. Santiago learns of his wife Melanie's affair...