Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom (Hardcover)
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 the right way.
A shining historical gem, this little book of American lore recalls a more 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.
About the Author
The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America and remind us of the ties that forever bind us to them. A prolific artist, Sloane created nearly 15,000 paintings and drawings over his lifetime, many of which enhance his delightful books of bygone days.