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Old-Fashioned Farm Life Coloring Book

Old-Fashioned Farm Life Coloring Book

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by A. G. Smith (Author), Peter H. Cousins (Author)

Life on a farm before the advent of tractors relied on horse-drawn equipment and the skills and labor of many people, as the detailed drawings in this fascinating book reveal. Accurately rendered by A. G. Smith, 43 ready-to-color illustrations depict a wide variety of farm activities in mid-nineteenth-century America.
Based on scenes re-created on the Firestone Farm at historic Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, the drawings include authentically detailed views of kitchen chores (churning butter, preparing foods); seasonal occupations (shearing sheep, mowing hay, gathering pumpkins, "harvesting" and "sugaring off" maple syrup), as well as plowing, planting, caring for livestock, splitting firewood, raising a barn, and many other activities.
Peter H. Cousins, Curator of Agriculture at Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, has written an informative introduction and provided fact-filled captions for this entertaining and educational view of life in bygone rural America.

ISBN: 0486261484    EAN: 9780486261485
Publisher: Dover Publications   
US SRP: $4.99 US 
Binding: Paperback
Copyright Date: 1990
Pub Date: February 01, 1990
Physical Info: 0.22" H x 11.0" L x 6.54" W (0.39 lbs) 48 pages

Forty-three accurately rendered illustrations depict preparation of foods, churning butter, shearing sheep, mowing hay, plowing, planting, other farm activities. Fact-filled captions. Published in association with Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village.
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