Material Culture Books
Engraved - The meanings behind Nineteenth-Century Tombstone Symbols - by Tammy Schane
BK196 | $ 16.00
Have you ever walked through a cemetery absorbing the beauty of the gravestones? Have you ever wondered what the engravings and sculpture represent? Why did our ancestors select these specific items to adorn the stones? Tammy Schane helps us understand the meanings of more than 30 different symbols in this book. From wreaths to book, scrolls to flowers, tree stumps to torches, you don’t want to miss out on understanding these symbols in our cemeteries.
Pennsylvania Folk Art of Samuel L. Plank
BK046 | $ 25.00
Pennsylvania Folk Art of Samuel L Plank artfully illustrates & introduces to the reader a little known individual who, through the normal course of his life, left a legacy of artifacts for us to conserve. The artwork he produced has reached a level of importance that recognizes the need for documentation & study.
Roadside Survivors: Historic Milestones on the old Turnpikes and Post Roads of the Northeast – by David H. LeRoy
BK198 | $ 20.00
David LeRoy has been fascinated with historic milestones for over 40 years. He has collected images of over 400 milestones. This book depicts many colorful milestones and includes descriptions of all of the milestones in his collection. Include are pictures of milestones from the Germantown and Perkiomen Turnpike and the Perkiomen and Reading Turnpike.
So Bravely and So Well – The life and Art of William T. Trego by Jospeh P. Eckhardt
BK159 | $ 39.95
This book contains works of art from a painter who could barely hold a brush. He had to move his entire body to mix his colors. Yet William T. Trego (1858-1909) was a prize-winning artist with an international reputation, and his highly detailed and powerful battle scenes from the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War were widely exhibited and critically acclaimed during the late nineteenth century.