9780806142494-0806142499-American Windmills: An Album of Historic Photographs

American Windmills: An Album of Historic Photographs

ISBN-13: 9780806142494
ISBN-10: 0806142499
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Baker, T. Lindsay
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Format: Paperback 168 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780806142494
ISBN-10: 0806142499
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Baker, T. Lindsay
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Format: Paperback 168 pages

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Acknowledged authors Baker, T. Lindsay wrote American Windmills: An Album of Historic Photographs comprising 168 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0806142499 and 9780806142494. Since then American Windmills: An Album of Historic Photographs textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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From the earliest days of European settlement, Americans have cherished the sight of a windmill—an instantly recognizable feature of the American landscape. Boasting nearly two hundred striking images, this book is the first devoted to photographs illustrating historic wind machines throughout North America.

T. Lindsay Baker, an expert historian on windmills, has written about wind-power history for twenty-five years. His album contains historic images captured by professional windmiller B. H. “Tex” Burdick and from corporate archives of windmill manufacturers. It depicts windmills in a wide range of settings and uses—not only on ranches and farms but also alongside railroads, in industry, and even in urban areas.

The photos chosen for this book illustrate windmill manufacture, distribution, and use in all regions of the United States, with an emphasis on the Great Plains. They take us into the factories to show how commercial windmills were mass-produced and marketed—and also into rural America to show how inventive individuals designed their own homemade wind machines.

An introduction by photography historian John Carter provides an overview of the importance of windmills in rural life and Americans’ compulsion for photographing them.

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