Hundreds of old farm tools and equipment are shown to be echoes of America's past, as farming remains vital to the economy today. Major chapters cover old haying, grains, tobacco, orchards, poultry, dairy, horses and mules in farm practices. Over 600 vintage and modern photos display the amazing variety of gadgets once necessary for farming.
These objects are preserved in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at the Landis Valley Museum, where they help to interpret American farm life of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. This book extends the reach of the museum's collections to interested people worldwide.
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Irwin Richman has spent all or part of sixty-five summers in the Catskills. The author of The Catskills in Vintage Postcards, Hudson River from New York City to Albany, and Sullivan County: Borscht Belt, he is a professor of American studies at the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. In Catskill Hotels he takes us through the silver age and the golden age of one of America's great resort areas and invites us to learn and to share memories.