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AMERICA'S RURAL YESTERDAY 4-VOLUME SET

Author: Joe Mischka

Paperback

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6 total reviews

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Have the entire collection of America’s Rural Yesterday Volume 1, 2, 3, and the newly published volume 4. These books have beautiful photographs by famed photographer J.C. Allen & Sons, Inc.

Set includes:

America’s Rural Yesterday: Volume 1, Fieldwork: More than 100 photographs of fieldwork, including planting, tilling, harvesting, and more. Includes shots of threshing, corn shelling, milling, and hay stacking. Horses, mules, oxen, vintage tractors, and stream engines provided power back when rural life was the norm. Many of these photos have never been published.

America’s Rural Yesterday: Volume 2, Barn & Farmyard: More than 120 of farm work performed in dairy, poultry, and hog barns, as well as a wide variety of tasks performed in the barnyard, including ensilaging, stock feeding and watering, haymow loading, threshing, corn grinding, butchering, collecting eggs, root cellaring and much more. Many of these photos have never been published.

America’s Rural Yesterday: Volume 3, At Home & In Town: This book features photos of people's actions when they weren’t working in the fields, barns, or farmyards in the 1920s-1940s. More than 120 photographs of rural families in their kitchens, parlors, and dining rooms. Photos of going to town and spending time at the library, grocery or general stores, school, and doctor's office transport the reader to another time when life moved slower, and family and community were important. Many of these photos have never been published.

America’s Rural Yesterday: Volume 4, Early Tractors: The fourth installment in this series of books using J.C. Allen photos to illustrate how rural life in the first half of the last century, America’s Rural Yesterday Volume IV: Early Tractors, takes the reader back to when these machines were brand new additions to the farmer’s fleet. Over 250 photos from the first half of the 20th century. Most photos depict
tractors working in farm fields or barnyards.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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Wayne and Coalter
Negative satisfaction

Most was about farming prior to 1940. Was hoping for 1950 thru 1990.

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John Cramer
Historical Photos

Really enjoyed the photos and descriptions for each. Memories of talking with my Dad about the “old days”. They were a tough bunch.

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Sandy Gatzke
Great Books

It is so neat to see the pictures from the past on how they did things back in the day. Much simpler life.

Hi Sandy, that's why we love this set as well! :) Thanks so much for your purchase and review!

D
Dennis Sheley

AMERICA'S RURAL YESTERDAY 4-VOLUME SET

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Leon Jensen
saatisfied reader

brought back many memories as a child born in the 1930's

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
83%
(5)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
W
Wayne and Coalter
Negative satisfaction

Most was about farming prior to 1940. Was hoping for 1950 thru 1990.

J
John Cramer
Historical Photos

Really enjoyed the photos and descriptions for each. Memories of talking with my Dad about the “old days”. They were a tough bunch.

S
Sandy Gatzke
Great Books

It is so neat to see the pictures from the past on how they did things back in the day. Much simpler life.

Hi Sandy, that's why we love this set as well! :) Thanks so much for your purchase and review!

D
Dennis Sheley

AMERICA'S RURAL YESTERDAY 4-VOLUME SET

L
Leon Jensen
saatisfied reader

brought back many memories as a child born in the 1930's