eBooks-share Americana Latest eBooks http://asiansolidsurface.org/rss/antiques-and-collectibles/americana Latest Americana eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Sat, 13 Oct 2018 13:32:06 GMT Books-share.com http://asiansolidsurface.org/images/logo.png http://asiansolidsurface.org/ 158 57 What We Keep: 150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning (by Bill Shapiro, Naomi Wax) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/what-we-keep-150-people-share-the-one-object-that-brings-them-joy-magic-and-meaning
Author(s): Bill Shapiro, Naomi Wax
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Art > General, Photography > Photojournalism
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Publish date: 2018-09-25
ISBN-10: 076246254X
ISBN-13: 9780762462544
Language: English
Description: Everyone has that one object that holds deep meaning -- some relic that speaks to their past, that carries a remarkable story. What We Keep is a collection of interviews with people about the single object in their life that has the most emotional significance, those objects we often don't talk about but that make us who we are. Why, for instance, does author Cheryl Strayed keep a particular pincushion in her bedroom? And how did a notebook sketch change the life of comedian Hasan Minhaj? The objects and stories revealed in this collection belong to people from all walks of life -- from business leaders like Mark Cuban and Melinda Gates to... more...
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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 13:32:06 GMT
A Very Vintage Christmas: Holiday Collecting, Decorating and Celebrating (by Bob Richter) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/a-very-vintage-christmas-holiday-collecting-decorating-and-celebrating
Author(s): Bob Richter
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publish date: 2016-07-01
ISBN-10: 1493022148
ISBN-13: 9781493022144
Language: English
Description: 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 past and serve as tangible mementos of holidays shared with family and friends. In fact, finding these objects, decorating with them and sharing them with others brings an instant feeling of comfort and joy. Coupled with beautiful photographs, tips on collecting, and secret shopping haunts, A Very Vintage Christmas offers a 360-degree look at holiday décor in America and gives suggestions on how to make vintage finds work for today’s... more...
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Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:52:18 GMT
Cocktails Across America: A Postcard View of Cocktail Culture in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s (by Diane Lapis, Anne Peck-Davis) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/cocktails-across-america-a-postcard-view-of-cocktail-culture-in-the-1930s-40s-and-50s
Author(s): Diane Lapis, Anne Peck-Davis
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Postcards, Cooking > Beverages, History > United States
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publish date: 2018-05-29
ISBN-10: 1682681440
ISBN-13: 9781682681442
Language: English
Description: 50 20th century cocktail recipes, illustrated with vintage postcards Cocktail culture boomed in the United States after Prohibition, starting with the jazz-filled cocktail lounges and elegant supper clubs in New York City and, as rail and automotive travel advanced, flowing all the way to the postwar-era resorts and cabaret night spots of California and beyond. Barkeepers and mixologists across the country were developing new-fangled concoctions like the Red Snapper, the Santa Fe Cooler, and Cooper’s Ranch Punch.  A newly liberated America couldn’t get enough. The unique cocktail lounges, hotel bars, and... more...
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Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:26:17 GMT
Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits, Wiley Post to Space Shuttle (by Dennis R. Jenkins) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/dressing-for-altitude-u-s-aviation-pressure-suits-wiley-post-to-space-shuttle
Author(s): Dennis R. Jenkins
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, History > United States, Science > Astronomy, Technology & Engineering > Aeronautics & Astronautics, Transportation > Aviation
Publisher: US National Aeronautics and Space Admin
Publish date: 2012-08-27
ISBN-10: 0160901103
ISBN-13: 9780160901102
Language: English
Description: The definitive story of pressure suits began long ago and has involved a great many people to obtain the present state of the art as this book well chronicles.  Many of these people were visionaries who anticipated the need for such highly specialized equipment long before it could actually be employed in any practical application.  A remarkable number of pressure suit designs were developed early on, the vast majority of which never made it into flight, amounting to little more than science projects.  Nonetheless, these early “experiments” informed later work, which led to practical... more...
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Sat, 19 May 2018 11:36:02 GMT
The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel (by Nicholas Ostler) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/the-last-lingua-franca-english-until-the-return-of-babel
Author(s): Nicholas Ostler
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics, Language Arts & Disciplines > Reference
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publish date: 2010-11-23
ISBN-10: 0802717713
ISBN-13: 9780802717719
Language: English
Description: English is the world's lingua franca-the most widely spoken language in human history. And yet, as historian and linguist Nicholas Ostler persuasively argues, English will not only be displaced as the world's language in the not-distant future, it will be the last lingua franca, not replaced by another. Empire, commerce, and religion have been the primary raisons d'etre for lingua francas--Greek, Latin, Arabic have all held the position--and Ostler explores each through the lens of civilizations spanning the globe and history, from China and India to Russia and Europe. Three trends emerge that suggest the ultimate decline of... more...
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Mon, 07 May 2018 11:02:02 GMT
American Holiday Postcards, 1905-1915: Imagery and Context (by Daniel Gifford) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/american-holiday-postcards-1905-1915-imagery-and-context
Author(s): Daniel Gifford
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Postcards, History > United States, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: McFarland
Publish date: 2013-08-22
ISBN-10: 0786478179
ISBN-13: 9780786478170
Language: English
Description: In the early 20th century, postcards were one of the most important and popular expressions of holiday sentiment in American culture. Millions of such postcards circulated among networks of community and kin as part of a larger American postcard craze. However, their uses and meanings were far from universal. This book argues that holiday postcards circulated primarily among rural and small town, Northern, white women with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. Through analysis of a broad range of sources, Daniel Gifford recreates the history of postcards to account for these specific audiences, and reconsiders the postcard phenomenon as an... more...
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Sat, 31 Mar 2018 15:12:03 GMT
Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet: Selections from the People Pieces (by Jo Carson) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/stories-i-aint-told-nobody-yet-selections-from-the-people-pieces
Author(s): Jo Carson
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Drama > American, Fiction > Short Stories (single author), Poetry > American
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publish date: 1993-01-01
ISBN-10: 1559360275
ISBN-13: 9781559360272
Language: English
Description: “Haunting and funny, full of folk wisdom and unflinching honesty.” – Publishers Weekly Playwright and poet Jo Carson has long been mining the rich field of everyday life in her native Appalachia region and East Tennessee. Collecting found stories as part of her ongoing “People Pieces” series, she has created a remarkable distillation of the rhythms and nuances of a specific landscape that proves common to us all. These fifty-four monologues and dialogues are statements of life from the region of the heart. “The pieces all come from people. I never sat my desk and made them up. I heard the heart of each of them... more...
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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:32:02 GMT
The Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West (by R.L. Wilson) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/the-peacemakers-arms-and-adventure-in-the-american-west
Author(s): R.L. Wilson
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Firearms & Weapons, Antiques & Collectibles > Transportation, History > United States
Publisher: Random House
Publish date: 1992-11-10
ISBN-10: 0679404945
ISBN-13: 9780679404941
Language: English
Description: A unique pictorial celebration of the West, lavishly illustrated and unsurpassed in its authenticity: a collector's item for anyone interested in America's Colorful past. From the Lewis and Clark Expedition to today's Western films and videos, here are the arms and adventures who made the Colt, the Winchester, and many oilier marques into American legends. Over 300 color plates, and over 200 black-and-white photos.
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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:36:20 GMT
American Furniture of the 18th Century: History, Technique, and Structure (by Jeffrey P Greene) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/american-furniture-of-the-18th-century-history-technique-and-structure
Author(s): Jeffrey P Greene
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Furniture
Publisher: Taunton Press
Publish date: 1996-09-01
ISBN-10: 1561581046
ISBN-13: 9781561581047
Language: English
Description: American furniture of the 18th century is prized for its historical and artistic value by museums and collectors, and as a benchmark in design and craftsmanship by modern-day furniture makers.In the first part of the book, Jeffrey Greene chronicles the evolution of the design and construction of 18th-century furniture, drawing on historical influences and the tastes of the period. In the second part, he explains and illustrates the techniques of the period furniture maker, including joinery and authentic construction; carving, turning and inlay; time-honored finishing methods; and making working drawings. The final part examines 24 important... more...
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Sat, 02 Dec 2017 19:24:04 GMT
Kitsch in Sync: A Consumer's Guide to Bad Taste (by PETER WARD) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/kitsch-in-sync-a-consumers-guide-to-bad-taste
Author(s): PETER WARD
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Art > General, Reference > Consumer Guides, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Plexus Publishing
Publish date: 1996-03-19
ISBN-10: 0859651525
ISBN-13: 9780859651523
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:08:04 GMT
The Log Cabin: An Illustrated History (by Andrew Belonsky) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/the-log-cabin-an-illustrated-history
Author(s): Andrew Belonsky
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Architecture > History, History > United States, Photography > Architectural & Industrial, Social Science > General
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publish date: 2017-11-07
ISBN-10: 1682680800
ISBN-13: 9781682680803
Language: English
Description: Explore the history and lore behind a uniquely American icon Like a wooden security blanket that Americans reach for when times get tough, the log cabin has endured as a uniquely American symbol of home and hearth. This strain of cabin fever is no fleeting trend: It has struck at regular intervals since the early 1900s, when log cabin vacations first became an option for an increasingly mobile America. Now the cozy cabin aesthetic is found, like a collective fantasy, in every corner of our national culture. But how did it all begin? This is an image-driven history of log cabins in America. Exploring the log cabin’s... more...
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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:46:09 GMT
The 1950s Kitchen (Shire Library) (by Kathryn Ferry) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/the-1950s-kitchen-shire-library
Author(s): Kathryn Ferry
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Kitchenware, Cooking > History, History > World
Publisher: Shire
Publish date: 2011-05-24
ISBN-10: 0747808279
ISBN-13: 9780747808275
Language: English
Description: The 1950s was the first great age of the modern kitchen: labor-saving appliances, bright colors and the novelty of fitted units moved the kitchen from dankness into light, where it became the domain of the happy housewife and the heart of the home. Formica - a new space-age material - decorated with fashionable patterns topped sleek cupboards that contained new classic wares such as Pyrex and 'Homemaker' crockery, and the ingredients for 1950s British staples: semolina, coronation chicken and spotted dick. Electricity entered the kitchens of millions, and nowhere in the home was modern technology and modern design more evident. Bold color, clean... more...
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Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:16:05 GMT
Bad Fads (by Mark A. Long) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/bad-fads
Author(s): Mark A. Long
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Popular Culture, Art > Fashion
Publisher: ECW Press
Publish date: 2002-06-01
ISBN-10: 1550224913
ISBN-13: 9781550224917
Language: English
Description: From poodle skirts, hot pants, and Lava lamps to Pogs, Pokemon, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bad Fads takes a fresh and funny look at the games, gags, dances, and styles of yesterday. This entertaining and nostalgic book unearths many short-lived popular trends from the past 100 years, covering fashion (go-go boots and Farrah Fawcett hairdos), collectibles (Rubik's Cube and pet rocks), activities (3D movies and drive-in theaters), and events (telephone booth stuffing and goldfish swallowing). No age group is spared these embarrassing reminders of the intriguing, bizarre, and just plain silly fads of past decades.
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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 03:16:09 GMT
Millionaire Legacy: 8 Millionaire Success Strategies for Achieving Financial and Emotional Wealth (by Thomas P. Curran) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/millionaire-legacy-8-millionaire-success-strategies-for-achieving-financial-and-emotional-wealth
Author(s): Thomas P. Curran
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Business & Economics > Business Life, Business & Economics > Motivational, Business & Economics > Personal Finance
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publish date: 2016-03-16
ISBN-10: 1630476714
ISBN-13: 9781630476717
Language: English
Description: "Millionaire Legacy" features eight success strategies self-made millionaires use to acquire an abundance of financial and emotional wealth. Each strategy is presented in an easy-to-follow manner that can be implemented by anyone. Featured Millionaires: Brendon Burchard, Author of "Millionaire Messenger" and founder of Experts Academy Sean D. Tucker, Highly respected aerobatic pilot and chairman of EAA Young Eagles Program Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" Mike Filsaime, Internet marketing expert and consultant Bob Proctor, Featured in "The Secret" and author of "You Were Born Rich"... more...
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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:08:01 GMT
Authentic Shirley Temple Patterns (by Sandy Williams) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/authentic-shirley-temple-patterns
Author(s): Sandy Williams
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls, House & Home > Repair
Publisher: Hobby House Pr Inc
Publish date: 1997-08-01
ISBN-10: 0875884997
ISBN-13: 9780875884998
Language: English
Description: Recreate your favorite 14" and 18" Shirley costumes will full size patterns & detailed instructions. Patterns include: reprint of 1930s underthings, dress, coat and hat; famous dotted dress, Bluebird dress, and Heidi dress. Also included are illustrations of original Shirley Temple dolls and clothes taken from old magazines-now you can make some of her more famous costumes for your dolls! Numerous b/w photos. 48 pages.
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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:52:04 GMT
The Golden Age of Train Travel (Shire Library) (by Steve Barry) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/the-golden-age-of-train-travel-shire-library
Author(s): Steve Barry
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana
Publisher: Shire
Publish date: 2014-05-20
ISBN-10: 0747813248
ISBN-13: 9780747813248
Language: English
Description: For the century after 1865 all the largest railroad companies had flagship luxury trains, spectacularly appointed steamliners offering unrivaled standards of service and thoughtful amenities including ladies’ perfume and carnations for gentlemen. These luxury trains transported well-heeled passengers in grand style across spectacular American landscapes in an atmosphere of privilege and elegance. Including the iconic Super Chief of the Sante Fe Railway and New York Central System’s fabled 20th Century Limited, they became legends in their day and for decades after their last runs. This beautifully illustrated book allows readers to experience... more...
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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:18:01 GMT
Picker's Bible: How To Pick Antiques Like the Pros (by Joe Willard) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/pickers-bible-how-to-pick-antiques-like-the-pros-1
Author(s): Joe Willard
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Krause Publications
Publish date: 2011-10-20
ISBN-10: 1440230390
ISBN-13: 9781440230394
Language: English
Description: The Science of Scrounging Whether readers are dumpster divers, estate sale addicts or modern archaeologists, this easy-to-use and informative guide to "picking" is guaranteed to improve their antiquing skills. The Picker's Bible provides great tips on where and how to find antiques for the best price. A fun and quick read, the book explains the ins and outs of negotiating price, things to avoid, secrets to success, and how to do it all better than the other guy. There is hidden treasure out there...Picker's Bible will help you find it!
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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:54:13 GMT
Harley-Davidson: A History of the World's Most Famous Motorcycle (Shire USA) (by Margie Siegal) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/harley-davidson-a-history-of-the-worlds-most-famous-motorcycle-shire-usa
Author(s): Margie Siegal
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Popular Culture
Publisher: Shire
Publish date: 2014-05-20
ISBN-10: 0747813434
ISBN-13: 9780747813439
Language: English
Description: Harley-Davidson: words that evoke the open American road and the “Made  in America” tradition like no others. The sweeping chopper handlebars, the distinctive throaty low speed rumble  of the engine and the unmistakable logo are all recognized the world over. This book expertly ties together the mechanical evolution of Harley's engines – from the earliest motorized pedal bicycles  to the iconic heavyweight twin cylinder V-engines we know and love today – and the social history of  the brand’s phenomenal rise in the twentieth century,  as innovative survivor of the Great Depression, supplier of  the... more...
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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 06:16:02 GMT
Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales: A Knitter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom (by Kari Cornell) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/knitting-yarns-and-spinning-tales-a-knitters-stash-of-wit-and-wisdom
Author(s): Kari Cornell
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publish date: 2005-09-25
ISBN-10: 0896587258
ISBN-13: 9780896587250
Language: English
Description: Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales brings to life the unique and universal experiences of knitters from a variety of backgrounds. This exceptional collection combines lighthearted essays with more philosophical pieces from authors and experts such as Meg Swansen, Perri Klass, Lily Chin, Teva Durham, Lela Nargi, Susan Gordon Lydon, Suzyn Jackson, Amy Singer, Greta Cunningham, Laura Billings, Kay Dorn, Betty Christiansen, and Jennifer Hansen, who put down their needles long enough to share their thoughts and musings about the popular pastime. In these entertaining yarns, the authors provide insight into the warmth and... more...
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Sat, 13 May 2017 01:38:11 GMT
Consumed Nostalgia: Memory in the Age of Fast Capitalism (by Gary Cross) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/consumed-nostalgia-memory-in-the-age-of-fast-capitalism
Author(s): Gary Cross
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls, Antiques & Collectibles > Transportation, History > Study & Teaching, History > United States
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish date: 2015-09-08
ISBN-10: 023116758X
ISBN-13: 9780231167581
Language: English
Description: Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. For many of us, modern memory is shaped less by a longing for the social customs and practices of the past or for family heirlooms handed down over generations and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral commercial goods and fleeting media moments in our age of fast capitalism. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia whose members remain loyal to the toys, television, and music of their youth. They return to the theme parks and pastimes of their upbringing, hoping to reclaim that feeling of childhood wonder or teenage freedom. Consumed nostalgia took definite shape... more...
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:24:04 GMT
How to Look at a Painting (The Ginger series) (by Justin Paton) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/how-to-look-at-a-painting-the-ginger-series
Author(s): Justin Paton
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Art > General, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Awa Press
Publish date: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 0958253889
ISBN-13: 9780958253888
Language: English
Description: In this engaging, award-winning book, an acclaimed art writer journeys through centuries of the painted world—from the luscious fruit of Italy's Caravaggio to the lonely landscapes of New Zealand's Rita Angus, the dazzling panoramas of America's Lari Pittman and the mysterious "tombstones" of Japanese artist On Kawara.
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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:08:02 GMT
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects (by Richard Kurin) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/the-smithsonians-history-of-america-in-101-objects
Author(s): Richard Kurin
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, History > United States
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The
Publish date: 2013-10-29
ISBN-10: 1594205299
ISBN-13: 9781594205293
Language: English
Description: The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating... more...
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:06:06 GMT
Breweriana: American Beer Collectibles (Shire Library USA) (by Kevin Kious) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/breweriana-american-beer-collectibles-shire-library-usa
Author(s): Kevin Kious
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Popular Culture, Cooking > Beverages
Publisher: Shire Publications
Publish date: 2012-02-21
ISBN-10: 0747810443
ISBN-13: 9780747810445
Language: English
Description: Though beer is one of the oldest beverages around, beer can collecting--particularly in the United States--really picked up steam in the 1930s when beer in cans first appeared. Since then, beer can collecting and breweriana has become vastly popular, with a variety of clubs and associations springing up across the country and around the world. Brewery collectibles became especially popular in the 1970s, and today breweriana remains a popular pastime, especially with the onset of the microbrew revolution. Author Kevin Kious explores the history of beer and collecting in Breweriana. Kious looks at the evolution of beer cans, paper advertising,... more...
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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:16:08 GMT
Gear Up!: Flight Clothing & Equipment of USAAF Airmen in WWII (Schiffer Military/Aviation History) (by Jon A. Maguire) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/gear-up-flight-clothing-and-equipment-of-usaaf-airmen-in-wwii-schiffer-military-aviation-history
Author(s): Jon A. Maguire
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publish date: 1995-04-01
ISBN-10: 0887407447
ISBN-13: 9780887407444
Language: English
Description: This new work form Jon A. Maguire provides an in-depth examination of personal flight clothing and equipment used by United States Army Air Force flyers in World War II. Included are: flight helmets, oxygen masks, goggles, clothing, boots, gloves, flak ar
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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:48:13 GMT
The Coca-Cola Art of Jim Harrison (by Jim Harrison) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/the-coca-cola-art-of-jim-harrison
Author(s): Jim Harrison
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Art > Individual Artist, Art > Landscape
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publish date: 2017-02-14
ISBN-10: 161117726X
ISBN-13: 9781611177268
Language: English
Description: Coca-Cola is a true American original and one of the world’s most recognized and popular American products. In The Coca-Cola Art of Jim Harrison, the artist traces his lifelong love affair with the Coca-Cola trademark that began during his childhood in rural South Carolina. Harrison enjoyed drinking the sweet and effervescent beverage, but he also was attracted to the Coca-Cola trademark that was blazoned on buildings and signs in his home town. After years of marveling at the work of local sign painter J. J. Cornforth, Harrison approached the seventy-year-old for a summer job. During several summers Cornforth taught Harrison the craft. When the... more...
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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:28:16 GMT
Vintage House Book, Classic American Homes 1880-1980 (by Tad Burness) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/vintage-house-book-classic-american-homes-1880-1980
Author(s): Tad Burness
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Architecture > Reference, House & Home > General, Reference > General
Publisher: Krause Publications
Publish date: 2003-02
ISBN-10: 0873495330
ISBN-13: 9780873495332
Language: English
Description: Follow the progression of the American home with this latest creation from the Tad Burness studio. This one-of-a-kind collection features homes from 1880 to 1980. Each yearly section presents various styles of houses, kitchens, baths, floor plans, light fixtures and new developments. Many of the time periods include detailed advertisements with original prices, competing household appliances and new fads. Representative regions and styles include the kit houses of the early 1900s, Victorian-style homes and Mediterranean themes. The wealth of information and detail will excite the curiosity of those interested in home restoration and retro design,... more...
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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 02:38:16 GMT
Route 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited, Volume 2 (by Russell A. Olsen) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/route-66-lost-and-found-ruins-and-relics-revisited-volume-2
Author(s): Russell A. Olsen
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, History > United States, Reference > General, Transportation > Automotive, Travel > United States
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publish date: 2006-07-01
ISBN-10: 0760326231
ISBN-13: 9780760326237
Language: English
Description: Much more than a ribbon of crumbling asphalt, Route 66 is a cultural icon revered the world over for its nostalgia value—an east-west artery pointing America toward all the promise that the great West represented. But as stretches of Steinbeck’s “Mother Road” were bypassed and fell into disuse, so too did most of the bustling establishments that had sprouted up from Illinois to California to cater to weary travelers and hopeful vacationers alike.   Motor courts, cafes, main streets, filling stations, and greasy spoons—all are represented in this second volume of Lost & Found images from photographer... more...
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Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (by William L. Bird Jr.) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/souvenir-nation-relics-keepsakes-and-curios-from-the-smithsonians-national-museum-of-american-history
Author(s): William L. Bird Jr.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, History > United States
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publish date: 2013-05-21
ISBN-10: 1616891351
ISBN-13: 9781616891350
Language: English
Description: Buried within the collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History exists an astonishing group of historical relics from the pre-Revolutionary War era to the present day, many of which have never been on display. Donated to the museum by generations of souvenir collectors, these ordinary objects of extraordinary circumstance all have amazing tales to tell about their roles in American history. Souvenir Nation presents fifty of the museum's most eccentric objects—from a chunk broken off Plymouth Rock to the magnifying glass used to examine the infamous hanging chads of the 2000 presidential election. Smithsonian... more...
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Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
The Silver Madonna and Other Tales of America's Greatest Lost Treasures (by W.C. Jameson) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/the-silver-madonna-and-other-tales-of-americas-greatest-lost-treasures
Author(s): W.C. Jameson
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, History > United States
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publish date: 2013-09-06
ISBN-10: 1589798392
ISBN-13: 9781589798397
Language: English
Description: The twenty-four tales in this book are of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver (the “Madonna”) and a cache of gold, silver, and jewelry that was rumored to also contain the first Bible in America to seventeen tons of gold—its value equal to the treasury of a mid-sized nation—buried somewhere in northwestern New Mexico. What makes these tales even more compelling is that none of these known-to-be-lost treasures have been discovered, although modern detecting technology has made them eminently discoverable.
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The American Flag: Art, Design, Fashion (by Mary Emmerling) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/the-american-flag-art-design-fashion
Author(s): Mary Emmerling
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Textiles & Costume, History > United States
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Publish date: 2014-03-01
ISBN-10: 1423636473
ISBN-13: 9781423636472
Language: English
Description: Flags are so everywhere, so ever-present that we often barely notice them. But focused through a collector’s vision and a photographer’s eye, the gold old red, white, and blue brings a smile, a memory, a tear and a lump to our throats. The flag is more than a symbol; it is art, and here are 200 artists’ and designers’ renditions of the ultimate symbol of freedom. Mary Emmerling, décor expert, style maker, and queen of antiques fairs and festivals, is the author of more than 30 books on American country decorating and collecting. Her most recent books (done with Jim Arndt) include Art of the Buckle, Art of the Heart... more...
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Killer Stuff and Tons of Money : Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America (by Maureen Stanton) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/killer-stuff-and-tons-of-money-seeking-history-and-hidden-gems-in-flea-market-america
Author(s): Maureen Stanton
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Reference, Business & Economics > Industries
Publisher: The Penguin Press
Publish date: 2011
ISBN-10: 1617937703
ISBN-13: 9781617937705
Language: English
Description: A great resource!
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Classic Farm Tractors: 200 of the Best, Worst, and Most Fascinating Tractors of All Time (by Robert N. Pripps) http://asiansolidsurface.org/ebook/classic-farm-tractors-200-of-the-best-worst-and-most-fascinating-tractors-of-all-time
Author(s): Robert N. Pripps
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles > Americana, Antiques & Collectibles > Transportation, Technology & Engineering > Agriculture, Transportation > Automotive
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publish date: 2014-04-15
ISBN-10: 0760345511
ISBN-13: 9780760345511
Language: English
Description: From iconic stalwarts to more eccentric entries into the ag industry, this colorful, fun, and fact-filled book profiles scores of farm tractor classics from the twentieth century. Veteran tractor author Robert Pripps tackles each model with aplomb, offering concise descriptions and histories along with informative specification charts that give the lowdown on all-important considerations like horsepower ratings, engine sizes, weights, fuel types, and more. Illustrated with color photography by Ralph Sanders and Andrew Morland, Classic Farm Tractors is arranged chronologically to give a better sense of farm tractor evolution... more...
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