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Eric Sloane's AbCs of Early Americana

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Noted artist Eric Sloane presents a rich and varied collection of American firsts—from the saltbox house to basketball, hex signs to ear trumpets, popcorn to rocking chairs. Niddy-noddy Jouncing seat Devil’s fiddle Velocipede Delightful words and even more delightful inventions, these curiosities and many others are vanishing antiquities of our country’s past of which few ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 29th 2005 by Voyageur Press (first published January 1st 1963)
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The ABC Book of Early Americana - Eric Sloane

Response - I absolutely love this book. This alphabet book introduces different early-American tools and trinkets. Some are familiar, some are new, but they are all visually pleasing and encourage exploration and imagination in the reader. Even though the illustrations are in black-and-white, I think this book could be used in an older classroom, perhaps included in an early-american or Oregon-trail themed unit.
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Eric Sloane has a trademark way of illustrating historical objects like tools and buildings. I'm a sucker for his books. I wish he was still around releasing new ones.
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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 th
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