The Look of the Old West A Fully Illustrated Guide by William Foster-Harris
Never before and never since has there been a book as authentic on how things looked in the Old West. William Foster-Harris's encyclopedic knowledge and his gift for detailed writing and illustrating make The Look of the Old West a truly valuable item to historians, collectors, costumers, and others.
This volume, containing hundreds of illustrations, brings to life the America of the mid-to-late 1800s. Contained inside are line drawings and descriptions of weaponry of the time, including a fascinating collection of guns and swords; military and civilian clothing styles; steamboats and other forms of transportation; equestrian styles; household items; and much more.
Foster-Harris amassed his knowledge of the Old West from the most legitimate authorities on the subject: those who lived it. Learning from Civil War veterans, frontiersmen, Native Americans, and cowboys, the author became a well-versed expert on the subject: and, with The Look of the Old West, he shares his wealth of information on the may styles of the period.
Paperback, c2007, 316 p. : ill. ; 15 x 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-305) and index.
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