Horse-drawn Carriages and Sleighs: Elegant Vehicles from New England and New Brunswick (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.

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PETER DICKINSON is a historian at Kings Landing Historical Settlement, Prince William, New Brunswick. He lives in Beaver Dam.

RICHARD WILBUR has maintained a dual career as a teacher of Canadian history and a freelance journalist. His books include Rise of French New Brunswick and Silver Harvest, the Fundy Weirmen's Story, which won the Canadian Historical Association Regional Certificate Award. He lives in St. Andrews NB.

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"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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