The Look of the Old West: A Fully Illustrated Guide

William Foster-Harris

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The Look of the Old West: A Fully Illustrated Guide

The Look of the Old West A Fully Illustrated Guide Illustrated with images of sabers steamboats handguns hats saddles and this is a valuable resource for historians re enactors costumers and others With encyclopedic knowledge and an extensiv

  • Title: The Look of the Old West: A Fully Illustrated Guide
  • Author: William Foster-Harris
  • ISBN: 9781602390249
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • Illustrated with images of sabers, steamboats, handguns, hats, saddles, and , this is a valuable resource for historians, re enactors, costumers, and others With encyclopedic knowledge and an extensive collection of Old West memorabilia handed down to him from Civil War veterans, cowboys, frontiersmen, and Native Americans, William Foster Harris truly understood whatIllustrated with images of sabers, steamboats, handguns, hats, saddles, and , this is a valuable resource for historians, re enactors, costumers, and others With encyclopedic knowledge and an extensive collection of Old West memorabilia handed down to him from Civil War veterans, cowboys, frontiersmen, and Native Americans, William Foster Harris truly understood what the days of cowboys and trail drivers looked and felt like His book offers the fashions and feel of the Old West from the end of the Civil War through the 1890s by detailing the styles of the period military dress for the Union and Confederate armies weaponry of the time and Illustrated with clear, precise drawings to assist the descriptions, few books present a better idea of how the West really looked.

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    1. Beth Cato on said:

      An author-friend recommended this book as a resource for writing about the Old West, and dang, she was right. This is a treasure trove of minutia on Civil War flags and equipment (I was surprised at the wealth of Civil War information and particularly recommend this to writers in that period), how cowboys actually operated on the range from chuck wagons to cattle drives to gear, and what guns they used and why. The book is fully illustrated, too. Foster-Harris writes of this minor details in a w [...]

    2. Edward Erdelac on said:

      An indispensible, highly readable resource. Wonderfully detailed illustrations and bits of trivia, all related in pleasant, conversational style.

    3. Clay Davis on said:

      Great information, illustrations not the best in quality. Mentioned Custer and Injuns in every chapter.

    4. Stephen Brooke on said:

      Perhaps a bit dated now, but a readable, entertaining source of information about the 'real' Old West. It should be required reading for anyone who wishes to attempt writing a Western!

    5. Mckinley on said:

      Nice; covers soldiers, civilians, weapons, transport, horses and cattle. Just a lot more text than I was expecting.

    6. Zoe Blake on said:

      Outstanding resource for any writer of western fiction. This book covers everything! Weapons, housing, money, clothing. Highly recommend!

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