Our Vanishing Landscape

By: Eric Sloane

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Book Details: 112 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


81 black-and-white illustrations
"Delightful text and drawings."-Bookmark
Written with humor and zest and enhanced with the author's charming, historically accurate drawings, this book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era, along tree-shaded, winding roads that lead to sturdily built farmhouses and fields set off by rustic fences and walls. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a genuine and permanent contribution to the field of Americana.
Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 1955.
112 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


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Written with humor and affection, and enhanced with 81 of the author's charming, historically accurate drawings, Our Vanishing Landscape takes readers on a leisurely sojourn through a bygone era. Leading us along rustic winding roads bordering fields and farmhouses, Eric Sloane captures our imaginations as he offers us a guided tour that evokes the America of pioneer times.
This fascinating narrative describes networks of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes; tollgates, waterwheels, and icehouses; country inns and churches; ingenious and colorful road signs; and massive snow-rollers that packed snow into hard surfaces for great sleds. Here also are engrossing accounts of toll-road owners, sign painters, circus folk, and other entertainers of the period.
Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful, warmly written book remains a genuine and permanent contribution to the field of Americana.

Title: Our Vanishing Landscape

Author: Eric Sloane

Categories: Life & Times,

Publisher: Dover Publications: [1955] reprint

ISBN Number: 0486436780

ISBN Number 13: 9780486436784

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 112 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 436780