Download Billerica (Postcard History) by David A. D'Apice PDF

By David A. D'Apice

From its pre-Colonial origins to the hustle and bustle of this present day, Billerica has remained a thriving village with whatever for everybody. Surrounded by way of lakes, rivers, and footpaths that turned the construction blocks of the state’s highway procedure, Billerica’s background displays the expansion tendencies of a tender nation—a background steeped in braveness, independence, prosperity, and party. initially the Shawshin desert, the fledgling cost took the identify Billerica and was once integrated as a city in 1655. The territory first and foremost integrated lands that might develop into components of Bedford, Tewksbury, Wilmington, and Carlisle. For the subsequent 3 centuries, farmers, weavers, retailers, millers, and craftsmen sought out Billerica for its agricultural chance, capability waterpower, leisure sights, and strategic commute routes.

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Download Catskills in Vintage Postcards, The (Postcard History) by Irwin Richman PDF

By Irwin Richman

From the Eighteen Nineties throughout the Twenties, the postcard was once an awfully well known technique of communique. a few of the postcards produced in this “golden age,” or even a few from later years, can at the present time be thought of artworks. Postcard photographers traveled the size and breadth of the kingdom snapping pictures of busy road scenes, documenting neighborhood landmarks, and assembling crowds of neighborhood teenagers in basic terms too satisfied to pose for an image. those photographs, revealed as postcards and offered usually shops and 5 and dimes around the state, live to tell the tale as telling reminders of a massive period in America’s historical past. This attention-grabbing new background of the Catskills of latest York showcases greater than 200 of the simplest, so much evocative classic postcards available.

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Download Contemporary Collecting: Objects, Practices, and the Fate of by Kevin M. Moist,David Banash PDF

By Kevin M. Moist,David Banash

While the significance of collections has been glaring within the sciences and arts for numerous centuries, the social and cultural importance of gathering practices is now receiving severe awareness in addition. As mirrored in courses like Antiques Roadshow and American Pickers, and internet sites equivalent to eBay, amassing has had a constant and turning out to be presence in pop culture. In tandem with well known accumulating, associations are responding to alterations within the amassing atmosphere, as library catalogs go browsing and museums use new applied sciences to assist generate attendance for his or her indicates.

In Contemporary accumulating: items, Practices, and the destiny of Things, Kevin M. wet and David Banash have assembled numerous essays that learn gathering practices on either a private point. those essays situate creditors and collections in a latest context and in addition convey how our altering global reveals new that means within the legacy of older collections. prepared through such issues as “Collecting in a digital World,” “Changing Relationships with Things,” “Collecting and Identity—Personal and Political,” and “Collecting Practices and Cultural Hierarchies,” those essays aid remove darkness from the function of gadgets in our lives.

Covering a breadth of interdisciplinary views and subjects—from PEZ sweet dispensers and buying and selling playing cards to activities memorabilia and music—Contemporary amassing will be of curiosity to students of cultural reviews, anthropology, pop culture experiences, sociology, paintings heritage, and more.

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Download Sebastian and Crawford Counties (Postcard History Series) by Steven Hanley,Ray Hanley PDF

By Steven Hanley,Ray Hanley

Sebastian and Crawford Counties are between Arkansas's so much ancient components with their place on what was the sting of the frontier. during this ebook, the authors seize the transition of either the big and the small groups from the 1800s into the center of the twentieth century via historical postcards. With rigorously researched interpretation of the pictures, the ebook deals a desirable stroll via time alongside the streets of bustling castle Smith and Van Buren, tiny hamlets, or even a visit up old street seventy one to Mount Gaylor.

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Download Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money by William Brandimore,George S. Cuhaz PDF

By William Brandimore,George S. Cuhaz

As costs and recognition of the paper cash marketplace keeps to develop, this special consultant retains up with the days, and retains creditors informed.

The in simple terms all-encompassing U.S. paper cash consultant with up to date industry costs and full-color photographs, this publication covers all angles. From pre-Civil conflict certificate to notes issued in the final couple years, this go-to-guide has the entire pricing, picking info and specified pictures creditors need.

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Download Complete M1 Garand: A Guide for the Shooter and Collector by Jim Thompson PDF

By Jim Thompson

A seriously illustrated, useful historical past for shooters and creditors alike, this e-book tells the total tale of the powerful M1 Garand. top quality, specific photographs; useful and troubleshooting facts, together with unique army manuals; marketplace details and masses extra make this a precious source on a vintage conflict rifle.

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Download Springfield (Postcard History Series) by Connie Yen PDF

By Connie Yen

referred to as the �Queen urban of the Ozarks,� Springfield was once based in 1829 and have become the seat of Greene County in 1835. starting in 1870, Springfield served as a railroad hub that hooked up the Ozarks culturally and financially to Kansas urban, St. Louis, Chicago, and issues alongside the East Coast. In 1938, direction sixty six grew to become a part of the city�s background while the mythical street got here during the public sq. on university road. outfitted on land donated through Springfield founder John Polk Campbell, the sq. remains to be an integral part of the city�s tradition and economic climate. Postcard heritage sequence: Springfield illustrates the community�s development from downtown companies to the unfold of colleges, hospitals, and parks around the city.

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Download Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: The comprehensive by David Chicoine PDF

By David Chicoine

Tips from the grasp Gunsmith you will not locate anyplace Else!

For the collector, for the hobbyist, for the beginner gunsmith, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly is a useful reference instrument. Written in simple English and profusely illustrated, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly offers distinctive techniques for taking down and reassembling a major number of unique and duplicate handguns, rifles, and shotguns. even if you are easily cleansing a Colt 1836 Paterson copy revolver or exchanging the full bolt meeting on a Marlin 1895 lever motion, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly might help you keep away from universal blunders, dear pitfalls, and pointless complications. it is a must-have addition to any gun owner's library!

  • Covers sixty five versions of old and classic handguns, rifles, and shotguns: Colt, S&W, Merwin-Hulbert, Remington, Winchester, Ruger, and lots of more

  • Contains exploded perspectives and one thousand+ distinctive, step by step pictures to steer you thru the full process

  • Includes a whole listing of gunsmithing assets that can assist you locate instruments and parts

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Download Tell City (Images of America) by Chris Cail PDF

By Chris Cail

based in 1858, inform urban is found within the rolling hills of southern Indiana, alongside the Ohio River among Evansville, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky. rigorously deliberate by way of the Swiss Colonization Society of Cincinnati, Ohio, inform urban was once initially named Helvetia. To proclaim their Swiss beginning and honor their hero, William inform, the founders selected to rename the realm inform urban. inform urban is understood for its recognized inform urban Pretzels, a convention that dates again to 1858, and the inform urban Chair corporation, a well known producer of Early American�style furnishings. After the final of the inform urban Chair corporation, town replaced from a furniture-manufacturing neighborhood to a extra automotive-manufacturing group, with Waupaca and ATTC production either utilizing a complete of 1,500 people.

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Download Netsuke Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature by Edwin C. Symmes Jr.,HIH Prince Norihito of Takamado PDF

By Edwin C. Symmes Jr.,HIH Prince Norihito of Takamado

Featuring dozens of jap netsuke masterpieces and wide remark, this eastern paintings publication is a valuable collector's item.

Netsuke are very good miniature carvings, frequently below inches excessive, which were created via eastern artists for over 300 years. in the course of that point, they've got portrayed virtually each point of existence and tradition in Japan.

These tiny carvings have been routinely used to avoid the wire connected to a gentleman's drugs field or tobacco pouch from slipping throughout the belt of his kimono. at the present time they're hugely collectible works of art.

Netsuke: eastern existence and Legend in Miniature provides over seventy full-page colour photos of netsuke in captivating settings. The accompanying textual content offers technical information about the netsuke in addition to attention-grabbing commentaries touching on the items to jap lifestyles and legend. info at the carvers has additionally been supplied each time possible.

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