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Horse-drawn Carriages and Sleighs

Elegant Vehicles from New England and New Brunswick

By Peter Dickinson and Richard Wilbur, Photographs by Brian Atkinson

$19.95 Paperback
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Series: Formac Illustrated History

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For many years some of the finest craftsmen throughout North America laboured in factories large and small to produce carriages and sleighs. This book celebrates their skills and artistry.
This full-colour book presents the full range of vehicles they produced: carts, carriages, sleighs, buggies and slovens -- from the very grand opera bus to the functional ox wagon. The text looks at design developments, the variety of usage and technological details.
This book draws on one of the finest collections of horse-drawn vehicles in North America, at New Brunswick's Kings Landing Settlement near Fredericton, with photographs were taken on site with animators in period costume and horses harnessed. It shows how the carriage-making industry in New Brunswick developed over time, relative to the development of roads.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Kings Landing Collection
Carriage Makers
Building a Network of Roads

"The similiarity between Freeman Patterson's book The Garden'and Horse-Drawn Carriages and Sleighs impressed me. Both present a creative artistry of the highest order in the fields of colour photography and of writing. Both represent a part of a precious heritage that all of us need to examine again with wonder and delight. And both can provide us with a rare type of therapy all of us need in these stressful times. The vehicles themselves, their makers, and the roads over which they were driven are given a meaningful and impressive unity in this book, and this unity will certainly be appreciated by the reader."

- Murray Stewart The Daily Gleaner

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 72 pages
Publication Date: 22nd October 2003
ISBN: 9780887806162
Format: 9.13in x 8.25in
More than 100 colour photographs

BISAC Code:  4.0.1.0.0.0.0, 4.0.2.0.4.0.0, HIS006000, TRA000000
Imprint: Formac


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