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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.
Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 614 color images | Index | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764336034 | Binding: hard cover
Irwin Richman, Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University, is a widely known lecturer of American historical topics. He works with the interpretive staff of the Landis Valley Museum and runs the Vintage Seed Project, as one of his interests. Michael B. Emery, a native Pennsylvanian with both Quaker and Amish farmer ancestors, is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the Educator and Volunteer Coordinator at the Landis Valley Museum. A scholar of Pennsylvania German history, he is an avid collector of books, paper, and photogrpahic memorabilia.