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The National Gem Collection
The National Gem Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 0810927586
Historic Stock Certificates Usa Vol 1
Historic Stock Certificates Usa Vol 1
Hardcover      ISBN: 3874393976
Vinyl Junkies: Adventures in Record Collecting
Vinyl Junkies
Adventures in Record Collecting
Paperback      ISBN: 0312304277
Record collectors describe their collections, what drives them to collect rare recordings, and what these collections mean to them.
Submarines: Leviathans of the Deep
Leviathans of the Deep
Hardcover      ISBN: 156799427x
Antique Brass Wind Instruments: Identification and Value Guide
Antique Brass Wind Instruments
Identification and Value Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 076430027x
From Ensign's Bars to Colonel's Stars: Making Quilts to Honor Those Who Serve
From Ensign's Bars to Colonel's Stars
Making Quilts to Honor Those Who Serve
Paperback      ISBN: 0764347195
Patriotism and quilting come together in this new book as six quilts honor the officer ranks between 2nd Lieutenant/Ensign through Colonel/Captain. The author, who served more than 25 years in the military, shares her experiences as she progressed through the ranks in both text and quilts. Original designs are provided for quilters or as inspiration for your own creative ideas for making a quilt to honor a service member. Tips are given for fabric selection, constructing the quilt, appliquéing, squaring a quilt, border preparation, and binding while chapter galleries show the versatility of the quilts for non-military applications. With easy-to-follow instructions, this book is perfect for quilters of all skill levels. Novice quilters can practice their techniques while more seasoned quilters can add to their repertoire.
Christmas Household Textiles
Christmas Household Textiles
Paperback      ISBN: 0764326465
Terrific Tablecloths: From the '40s & '50s
Terrific Tablecloths
From the '40s & '50s
Paperback      ISBN: 0764319027
Firecrackers: The Art and History
The Art and History
Paperback      ISBN: 1580081517
Provides a history of firecrackers, offering information on the manufacturing process, cultural use, and brands of firecrackers both common and rare.
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594205299
The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory. Kurin sheds remarkable new light on objects we think we know well, from Lincoln's hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers and Julia Child's kitchen, including the often astonishing tales of how each made its way into the collections of the Smithsonian. Other objects will be eye-opening new discoveries for many, but no less evocative of the most poignant and important moments of the American experience. Some objects, such as Harriet Tubman's hymnal, Sitting Bull's ledger, Cesar Chavez's union jacket, and the Enola Gay bomber, tell difficult stories from the nation's history, and inspire controversies when exhibited at the Smithsonian. Others, from George Washington's sword to the space shuttle Discovery, celebrate the richness and vitality of the American spirit. In Kurin's hands, each object comes to vivid life, providing a tactile connection to American history. Beautifully designed and illustrated with color photographs throughout, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects is a rich and fascinating journey through America's collective memory, and a beautiful object in its own right.