The Cracker Barrel

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With words both wise and droll  — along with his inimitable line drawings — Sloane re-creates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods: as a meetinghouse, a public forum, and an entertainment center. Sage opinions on everything from the American necktie, almanacs, and capitalism to "the good old days." 55 illustrations.
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Overview


With words both wise and droll  — along with his inimitable line drawings — Sloane re-creates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods: as a meetinghouse, a public forum, and an entertainment center. Sage opinions on everything from the American necktie, almanacs, and capitalism to "the good old days." 55 illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486441016
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Norton Mockridge
Making "Hex" Designs
The Well Hook of Yesterday
The Full Measure
Wheelbarrow
The American Necktie
Small-Size Americana
Candy Hammer and Scissor
A Good Time for Travel
Slow but Sure
Time Is Long and Art Is Fleeting
You Can Spot the Old Ones a Mile Away
Art is How You Look at It
Plan for Ye Olde Barn
The Blue Streak and the Red Flash
Man and Wife
Oops!
First Prize
Solution at End
The Gentle Art of Sliding
The King's Mark and the White Pine
The Old Almanacs
Bells Are for Ringing!
The Trials of Art
Capitalism
Witchcraft--Twentieth Century
Billions
When the Sands of Time Ran Three Times Faster
The Dear Old Past
The Great Bathtub Hoax
Seins and Gaggles
A Gazeba and a Penthouse
American Good Luck!
Hear Ye!
Mr. Terwilliger
Signs of the Times
Dutch Ovens and Franklin Stoves
It Seems Like Only Yesterday
E.Sloane Signs
The Painter's Delight
The American Premium
The Germans Like Any Color--as Long as It Was Red
The Nutmeg Flag
The Column That Put Me in the Dog House
Signs of the Handyman
The Target
The First Paper Bag
John Fuzz Was
When a Church Looked Like a Church
The Heritage of Age
A Box Full of Memories
A Franklin Stone
Simple Tools
Apple Butter
The Good Old Days
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