From light paper ephemera such as land surveys and playing cards to heavy garden stones and Conestoga wagon components, they are pictured and explained.
This book is ideal for all of us with a passion for history and a curiosity about historic objects! This is a thoroughly researched and documented study of the Bowie Knife, from when it first made its appearance in the course of a brawl on a Mississippi River sandbar near Natchez, Mississippi in 1827 on through the Mexican War, the California Gold Rush, the American Civil War and beyond!
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The section on state buttons includes buttons all the way back to the American Revolution, with the United States section starting in about 1830, and a section covering the complete period of Confederate manufacture, so as a Civil War button reference, this is great!
Hundreds of sharp, black & white photos of buttons & plates, mixed with color pictures of period paintings showing participants of the war wearing the very same equipment! 519 pages 8-1/2" X 11" full of pictures and descriptions of buttons!
UNIFORM BUTTONS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1776 - 1865 Warren K. Tice has done an astounding amount of research, so that this book contains many buttons not covered in Albert's, and also lists every known backmark for each button.
519 pages 8-1/2" X 11" full of pictures and descriptions of buttons!
This book has become one of the "must haves" as it contains many buttons not covered in Albert's, and also lists every known backmark for each button.
INSIGNIA OF INDEPENDENCE, Military Buttons, Accouterment Plates & Gorgets of the American Revolution Don Troiani and James L. 297 pages 8-1/2" X 11" full of pictures and descriptions of buttons, buckles, gorgets & more!