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Material Culture in America An Encyclopedia

Material Culture in America An Encyclopedia
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  • ISBN-13: 9781576076477
  • ISBN: 1576076474
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC

AUTHOR

Sheumaker, Helen, Wajda, Shirley Teresa

SUMMARY

Nearly 200 entries tracing the history, production, consumption, and reception of various types of goods and exploring the uses and meanings of artifacts within changing social, cultural, economic, and political contexts A detailed introductory essay unites each entry with a common thread Contributions from over 50 scholars, curators, and teachers working in the field of material culture studies today, representing cutting-edge scholarship in museums and historical societies, universities and colleges Illustrations include advertisements, such as a 19th-century trade card and a Singer sewing machine ad, plus photographs of a 1949 "Torpedo pedal car" and a life-size modernist-style streamlined locomotive prototype by Raymond LoewySheumaker, Helen is the author of 'Material Culture in America An Encyclopedia', published 2007 under ISBN 9781576076477 and ISBN 1576076474.

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