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  • Author:
    Eric Sloane
  • ISBN:
    0486427609
  • ISBN13:
    978-0486427607
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  • Publisher:
    Dover Publications; Reprint edition (May 7, 2003)
  • Pages:
    128 pages
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    Americas
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Eric Sloane (born Everard Jean Hinrichs) (27 February 1905 – 5 March 1985) was an American landscape painter, illustrator, and author of illustrated books on the cultural history and folklore of America. Eric Sloane was born in New York. As a child, he was a neighbor of noted type designer Frederic W. Goudy. Sloane studied art and lettering with Goudy.

A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were. According to Sloane, American Yesterday explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations.

The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America and remind us of the ties . And, thankfully for all of us, Mr. Sloane had it all, as he is the one with all of the above said talent to put such a piece together.

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. Interspersing the original 1805 writings of Noah Blake and Mr. Sloane's own "liberties" was a stroke of genius that brings to life the lives of early Americana - farming, milling, building, forging, as well as interaction of parent and child, friendships, and courtley love. Sloane, a devoted student of early Americana, speaks lovingly of the people who spent much of their lives creating wardrobe closets, foot stoves, church pew armrests, grindstones, featherbed patter paddles, charcoal burners, English phaetons, giant hogsheads, drovers' sleighs, windowsill sundials, and other items of long ago.

American Yesterday by Eric Sloane Illustrated by Eric Sloane Wilfred Funk, Inc, c1956, Number Run (2), 123 pages. VERY GOOD Condition Hardcover. This book is ex-library with usual markings, library binding, fep removed & very light wear. Pages & Binding are NICE & TIGHT! This is story of what Great, Great Grandfather's daily life was like. Eric Sloane has here brought together engrossing facts and anecdotes and, with his observant pen, has illustrated the activities, the customs, the things that were created by the people who made their living in what some of us today are prone to call antique ways and from pioneer days.

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Eric Sloane's American Yesterday Americana by Eric Sloane Paperback Published by Dover Publications . Eric Sloane's Sketchbook of Roadside Americana; Return to Taos by Eric Sloane Unknown Binding Wilfred Funk Inc. ( ) 120 Pages

Eric Sloane's American Yesterday Americana by Eric Sloane Paperback Published by Dover Publications (May 7, 2003) 128 Pages. Eric Sloane's An Age of Barns Paperback Published by Americana. ( ) 120 Pages.

A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." According to Sloane, American Yesterday explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." Impressed by the artistry and sturdy realism of pioneer builders, he takes genuine delight in exploring the unique careers of barber-surgeons, dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men, and a great variety of artisans, illustrating the activities, customs, and things created by the people who made their living in "antique ways." Sloane, a devoted student of early Americana, speaks lovingly of the people who spent much of their lives creating wardrobe closets, foot stoves, church pew armrests, grindstones, featherbed patter paddles, charcoal burners, English phaetons, giant hogsheads, drovers' sleighs, windowsill sundials, and other items of long ago. Credited with "doing gallant service, preserving records of the ways and the means of the forefathers who got along well with the resources now long forgotten" (Springfield Republican), Eric Sloane has written an immensely enjoyable book that will enchant anyone who takes pleasure in reading about the past and views its artifacts as part of a rich national heritage.

Mr.Death
Folks, these books by Eric Sloane are a wealth of information at such a reasonably low price. If you are interested in the way our ancestors lived, or just have a want in knowing about the daily lives of average Americans from the late 1700's through the early 1900's then these series of books by Mr. Sloane are what you are looking for.

In "American Yesterday," Mr. Sloane explores the church, home, town, and occupations of the above stated time period. In particular, he writes of the details that many historians never seem to think of. For one small example, in the chapter about the church, descriptions of the pews that those from the past sat in are given in great detail. He also describes what a typical Sunday sevice was like, from the tolling of the church bells to seating arrangements to heating (or lack of, as the case may be).

The homes that our ancestors lived in are given equal time as well. He goes into detail in describing the differences between city and rural (or farm) houses. He tells of clapboards, hipping joints, lean-to's, and braces, as well as the different stylings and shapes of the homes. Full descriptions of furniture are given, from pine-rockers to bedsteps to dressers to tubs to cradles. The pantry and its use is explained in great detail, as is the cellar.

Next we head into town, and not even many living history museums can show what it was like in comparison with Mr. Sloane's descriptions. From traveling the distance to the village (over the rough roads, through a covered bridge, etc.) to the sights and sounds of the village - it's all here, and written in a way that one can envision with all their senses what it was like. Even a history of streets is given!

The section on occupations gives the reader the knowledge that not everyone was a farmer or merchant in the old days. Ice cutters, grindstone workers, sandwich sign men, loggers, wrights (wheel, mill, carriage, etc.), blacksmiths - so many jobs that no longer exist, for better or worse, because of modern technology.

I find interesting the comparisons from yesterday to today that are interspersed through out the text.

Eric Sloane's books are easy to read and fully illustrated by his own sketches. If you want to know in detail of times past then you cannot go wrong in purchasing any of Mr. Sloane's books.
Vut
A journey back in time when America was young and people did more things for themselves. Back when farmers were every where and people knew where their food came from.Life in colonial times was harder but was actually a better life. The wonderful era of hand tools and the age of American craftsmanship. An absolute joy for the history buff.
Nuadabandis
I included this book in my mom's xmas pkg and she was thrilled. She enjoys this series of Eric Sloan books so much more than TV.
Modigas
Nice plates, good for children and adults, not pithy, but illustrative.
Alien
enjoyed this book and I enjoy all of Eric Sloanes' books.
Fararala
Fascinating reading. Can't get enough of Sloan's books.
Landarn
I love this book! So much information packed in, so easily read. Not as elementary, but easy to follow. Great drawings, really amazing.Learned a lot . Highly recommend.
It was sold as 3 volumes in a slip cover ... I received only one ... is there any recourse that can be made so I receive the missing two? I feel I was cheated! Will never again buy anything from this seller.
Nancy Berg