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Outhouses

by Holly Bollinger, Jim Umhoefer (Photographer), William G. Simmonds (Photographer), Nick Cedar (Photographer)
 

A light-hearted look at outhouse necessity and nostalgia with picturesque photos of privies from across the country, this book answers real-life questions about these once common buildings and the role they played.

Topics covered include: what you did when the outhouse was "off-limits," why so many people buried treasure around outhouses, and how

Overview

A light-hearted look at outhouse necessity and nostalgia with picturesque photos of privies from across the country, this book answers real-life questions about these once common buildings and the role they played.

Topics covered include: what you did when the outhouse was "off-limits," why so many people buried treasure around outhouses, and how the crescent moon became its universal symbol.

With photography from California, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maine, Outhouses uses first-hand accounts and little-known facts to take a nostalgic look back at life before indoor plumbing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760321348
Publisher:
MBI Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/14/2005
Edition description:
First
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.37(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
Bookwatch, November 2005 (circ.: 80,000) “In addition to more than 100 full color photographs of a wide variety of outdoor privies nestled amid breathtaking scenery, Outhouses includes a written overview of what life was like before indoor plumbing, with poems, songs and humorous tidbits about the outhouse’s place in American folklore. A one-of a kind presentation of an oft-overlooked aspect of pioneer and pre-industrial daily life.”

Meet the Author

Holly L. Bollinger, agricultural journalist and sanguine mother of two, lives and writes in New Franklin, Missouri. Her published books include John Deere Tractors: The First Generation of Power and Outhouses.

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