With over 200 detailed illustrations and descriptions, these two catalogs are essential reading and reference materials and identification guides for Stickley furniture. Among the items depicted and described are chairs, rockers, stools, settles, desks, library tables, music cabinets, drop-leaf tables, nests of tables, chests of drawers, sideboards, china cabinets and dressing tables.
Over 250 rare photographs depict one of the greatest industrial feats of World War II: the massive production of American military aircraft. Photos show teams of workers turning out Boeing B-17 bombers in Seattle, huge B-24D Liberators at the Ford plant in Willow Run, F6F Grumman Hellcat fighters in Long Island, and much more.
Complete reproduction of rare 1897 premiere issue of most famous wicker company catalog; probably finest primary source. Includes rocking chairs, armchairs, divans, tables, cabinets, etc. Over 400 illustrations. Indispensable reference for antique dealers, collectors, Americana buffs.
A comprehensive home furnishings catalog from the height of the popularity of Mission design, reprinted from a rare original, illustrating and describing 400 items from beds and highboys to arm chairs and kitchen cabinets, many designed to be shipped knocked-down for reassembly at home. With invaluable information on woods, finishes, upholstery, colors, more.
Intriguing, fact-filled compendium covers virtually all "firsts" in the history of flight, from the first human being to fly, the first American president to fly, and the first baby born in an airplane to the date when rockets were first used in warfare, the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, more.
Meticulous reproduction of rare portfolio (1925-30) contains over 700 dazzling designs and motifs for buckles, clips, belts, mirrors, pendants, cigarette cases, rings, chains, necklaces, watchbands, brooches, studs, and charms. Invaluable, copyright-free source of authentic Art Deco designs for artists, jewelers, and period specialists.
Stroll back in time for a lighthearted view of early advertising at its best - and worst - from 1890 to 1910. This historical scrapbook showcases more than 600 advertisements by well-known companies such as Cadillac, Pillsbury, Remington, and The Ladies Home Journal. It also includes ads for such now-defunct items as the Talk-o-phone, velvet-grip garters, Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Brush, and other curiosities. Most of these advertisements circulated...
594 illustrations, including 277 photos, of authentic, prized, Craftsman furniture as shown in two catalogs - circa 1910 - by foremost manufacturers. Numerous settles, rockers, armchairs, bookcases, plus many other kinds of pieces. Captions.
Profusely illustrated volume chronicles exciting saga of international race to make transatlantic flight a reality. Over 250 rare photographs - many previously unpublished - trace a host of flight attempts, including those made in lighter-than-air balloons, U.S. Navy's "flying boats," Lindbergh's flight to Paris in 1927, Earhart's ill-fated attempt in 1937, and more.
Fascinating, profusely illustrated volume covers complete history and lore of diamonds - from early discoveries in India's Golconda mines to the development of major mining companies. Photos of famous diamonds, rings, bracelets, tiaras and other pieces as well as stories of such famous jewels as the Hope, the Orloff, and the Koh-i-Noor.
Westervelt's extensively illustrated 1883 catalog, illustrating over 550 copper weathervanes and finials, is herein reprinted. This excellent primary source by one of the principal manufacturers of American weathervanes offers an extraordinarily wide range of styles and motifs. Publisher's Note.
This fascinating text presents what is probably the largest selection of antique lamps illustrated anywhere - 647 in all. Included are "Betty" lamps; petticoat and tumbler lamps; pierced tin lanterns; candle lanterns; Sandwich glass candlesticks; mantle and astral lamps; luster lamps, Bennington ware; chandeliers and other lighting devices in use up to the 1880's. Introduction.
Filled with rare photographs and featuring accounts written by the Wright Brothers themselves, this fascinating firsthand history covers the brothers' early experiments, their construction of planes and motors, the first test flights, life after Kitty Hawk, and much more. Introduction and commentary by Fred C. Kelly. 76 black-and-white photographs.
A rare collection of 126 meticulously detailed official photographs, called "builder portraits," of American locomotives that majestically chronicle the rise of steam locomotive power in America. Railroading expert Ziel's introduction and captions provide readers with a brief history of railroading in America, the art of the builder portrait and key details on each locomotive depicted.
Classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century. Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical in construction to ancient devices once used by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, among them axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. An invaluable sourcebook.
The chief aim of this series of handbooks of practical art is to bring to the notice of students and anatcuss of art, as well as all Iovers of the highest excellence in workmanship, numerous examples, both ancient and modern, of the application of beautiful design to articles of every-day use and to the various objects which are frequently employed for purposes of decoration. The Handbook will contain an historical record of the progress of the art...
In the 1960s and 1970s, John Deere's tractors evolved dramatically from small machines into large, powerful tractors with modern advances and muscular engines; it was a period of the greatest changes since the 1920s. Deere christened these tractors the New Generation. This book in the Tractor Legacy series examines these Big Green machines in detail, with archival and current photography of restored tractors, a thorough historical text, and details...
Lifelong collectors and soul mates since 1984, Arthur Cobin and Vivien Boniuk are perfectly positioned to write these tales. They have exhibited at hundreds of antique shows and markets as well as at antique malls in various parts of the country. Together they have scoured innumerable shows and flea markets, garage and house sales all over the world. After handling and examining literally millions of objects in all these places, there is only one...