The author is a writer and photographer who was unknowingly an ethnographer of his time, recording vanishing cultures at the turn of the last century.
This book deals with vignettes of rural life from Maine to Delaware.
Everything you've ever wanted to know about early American craftsmen. A nice, large-size pamphlet of bits and pieces of Boston maritime history.
Voyages from Montreal through the Continent of North America, Vol 1. Three detailed maps, as well as a section on the history of the Fur Trade in Canada and detailed descriptions of some of the tribes encountered. A first-hand account of the earliest cross-continental trip from Montreal, Canada, to the Pacific ocean, a full ten years before the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
A nice book for the 'other story' of trans-continental exploration.... Well-written account of the Native Americans encountered along the way.
His route passed through Skowhegan, ME, and this work describes his expedition's time there...
This is a great source of New England history from its founding through the Revolution, through the unique view of New England's original buildings.
This is a classic how-to book for gardeners in the early decades of America.
Cobbett gives the reader the details needed to start a garden (including double-digging, times to plant, how to save seeds, building a hot bed, using a green-house, preparing beds, appropriate fencing, soil, etc.,) as well as detailed lists of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers. This is a readable history of Benedict Arnold and the military expedition to capture Quebec in the beginning of the Revolutionary War. A nice series of stories covering one year in time, through the eyes of one of the children who come to stay at the Old Squire's farm in Maine during the Civil War.... Profusely illustrated with the author's original photographs... An odd and unique 'bundle' of short stories, some written in the first person other in the third-person. The author is a writer and photographer who was unknowingly an ethnographer of his time, recording vanishing cultures at the turn of the last century. They tell of life in Rhode Island from the early to late 1800's. A great little book filled with Cape Cod charm written when cars were just beginning to be used on the Cape. Nice watercolor touches on some of the illustrations done by a previous owner of the book... A nice reminiscence of Early New England life in the Newburyport area of Massachusetts spanning the Revolution through the early 1800's. A first-hand account of the earliest cross-continental trip from Montreal, Canada, to the Pacific ocean, a full ten years before the Lewis and Clark Expedition.