Free Read [Romance Book] ☆ Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom - by Eric Sloane ✓

By Eric Sloane | Comments: ( 716 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

A delightful mixture of early American know how and good old fashioned gentility, Eric Sloane s Do s and Don ts captures the spirit of bygone America in words and pictures Combining two of the beloved folk historian s nostalgic how to guides, this collection offers vintage, homespun advice that recalls the joy of doing things not just the old fashioned way, but plainly tA delightful mixture of early American know how and good old fashioned gentility, Eric Sloane s Do s and Don ts captures the spirit of bygone America in words and pictures Combining two of the beloved folk historian s nostalgic how to guides, this collection offers vintage, homespun advice that recalls the joy of doing things not just the old fashioned way, but plainly the right way A shining historical gem, this little book of American lore recalls a kindly, less hurried time Lovingly gathered by Mr Americana himself from colonial era almanacs and diaries, hundreds of brief reflections spread time honored wisdom on everything from curing hiccups, lighting a proper fire, and mending clothing and furniture, to predicting the weather, making soap, and getting rid of ants, bees, swallows and boring houseguests Sloane s evocative drawings add the perfect finishing touch.


  • Title: Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom
  • Author: Eric Sloane
  • ISBN: 9780486455945
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Eric Sloane

Eric Sloane born Everard Jean Hinrichs was an American landscape painter and author of illustrated works of cultural history and folklore He is considered a member of the Hudson River School of painting.Eric Sloane was born in New York City As a child, he was a neighbor of noted sign painter and type designer Frederick W Goudy Sloane studied art and lettering with Goudy While he attended the Art Students League of New York City, he changed his name because George Luks and John French Sloan suggested that young students should paint under an assumed name so that early inferior works would not be attached to them He took the name Eric from the middle letters of America and Sloane from his mentor s name.In the summer of 1925, Sloane ran away from home, working his way across the country as a sign painter, creating advertisements for everything from Red Man Tobacco to Bull Durham Unique hand calligraphy and lettering became a characteristic of his illustrated books.Sloane eventually returned to New York and settled in Connecticut, where he began painting rustic landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School In the 1950s, he began spending part of the year in Taos, New Mexico, where he painted western landscapes and particularly luminous depictions of the desert sky In his career as a painter, he produced over 15,000 works His fascination with the sky and weather led to commissions to paint works for the U.S Air Force and the production of a number of illustrated works on meteorology and weather forecasting Sloane is even credited with creating the first televised weather reporting network, by arranging for local farmers to call in reports to a New England broadcasting station.Sloane also had a great interest in New England folk culture, Colonial daily life, and Americana He wrote and illustrated scores of Colonial era books on tools, architecture, farming techniques, folklore, and rural wisdom Every book included detailed illustrations, hand lettered titles, and his characteristic folksy wit and observations He developed an impressive collection of historic tools which became the nucleus of the collection in the Sloane Stanley Tool Museum in Kent, Connecticut.Sloane died in New York in 1985, while walking down the street to a luncheon held in his honor.Sloane s best known books are A Reverence for Wood, which examines the history and tools of woodworking, as well as the philosophy of the woodworker The Cracker Barrel, which is a compendium of folk wit and wisdom and Diary of an Early American Boy Noah Blake 1805, based on a diary he discovered at a local library book sale His most famous painted work is probably the skyscape mural, Earth Flight Environment, which is still on display in the Independence Avenue Lobby in the Smithsonian s Air and Space Museum.



Comments Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom

  • Stephanie

    My main complaint about this book is that was so entertaining to read that I swoshed through it very quickly. Since I come from a farming background, the reminders of how people once accomplished daily tasks (in the "do" section), and the reminders of what was once proper behavior (in the "don't" section) were a sweet step into my childhood.For some, the "don't" section may seem only quaint, but if you are planning a trip to the UK, you may still find some of the tips on how to speak relevant. M [...]


  • Melki

    There is no doubt about it, doing things by and for ourselves has become a lost art, and the joy of doing things not just "the old-fashioned way" but plainly the right way is a nearly vanished satisfaction.Sloane presents a "little book of early American know-how" that might just provide some answers to some of today's problems and minor disasters. Here are solutions for curing hiccups, keeping onions from sprouting, predicting the weather, and drawing perfect ovals. There's also a recipe for me [...]


  • Matt Carpenter

    This is a pleasant collection of manners and common practices from the seventeen and eighteen-hundreds. It is well illustrated, but doesn't have as many pictures as his other books. It is a good addition for elementary-age history lessons.


  • Tehila

    Thoroughly enjoyed this and looking forward to getting his other books. Way to short.


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