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With words both wise and droll -- along with his inimitable line drawings -- Sloane re-creates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods: as a meetinghouse, a public forum, and an entertainment center. Sage opinions on everything from the American necktie, almanacs, and capitalism to "the good old days." 55 illustrations.
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Foreword by Norton Mockridge Making "Hex" Designs The Well Hook of Yesterday The Full Measure Wheelbarrow The American Necktie Small-Size Americana Candy Hammer and Scissor A Good Time for Travel Slow but Sure Time Is Long and Art Is Fleeting You Can Spot the Old Ones a Mile Away Art is How You Look at It Plan for Ye Olde Barn The Blue Streak and the Red Flash Man and Wife Oops! First Prize Solution at End The Gentle Art of Sliding The King's Mark and the White Pine The Old Almanacs Bells Are for Ringing! The Trials of Art Capitalism Witchcraft--Twentieth Century Billions When the Sands of Time Ran Three Times Faster The Dear Old Past The Great Bathtub Hoax Seins and Gaggles A Gazeba and a Penthouse American Good Luck! Hear Ye! Mr. Terwilliger Signs of the Times Dutch Ovens and Franklin Stoves It Seems Like Only Yesterday E.Sloane Signs The Painter's Delight The American Premium The Germans Like Any Color--as Long as It Was Red The Nutmeg Flag The Column That Put Me in the Dog House Signs of the Handyman The Target The First Paper Bag John Fuzz Was When a Church Looked Like a Church The Heritage of Age A Box Full of Memories A Franklin Stone Simple Tools Apple Butter The Good Old Days

About the Author

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.

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