- Paperback: 145 pages
- Publisher: Heyday Books (September 15, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1597140392
- ISBN-13: 978-1597140393
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,030,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Past Tents: The Way We Camped Paperback – September 15, 2006
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The book is richly illustrated with very high quality photos from the late 1800's to the mid 1930's.
Equally as thrilling are the many writings from diaries and letters from the time period giving us a window into what it was like to camp in the wilds of the USA before rules and designated campsites.
Welcome to a day when even the common man could take several weeks or a month vacation.
One thing that is clear is that the joys of the outdoors and camping and the camaraderie of it all remains the same even today.
It is surprising, however, how many women participated in camping back in the day - bringing along their long billowing Victorian dresses and hats. Still, they had the respect and delight of the men who mentioned in the writings that women campers are even more energetic and durable than most men.
You will make quick work of this fascinating book and then keep it on the top of the coffee table for others to delight.
This book would be a real treat for any outdoor enthusiast and camper.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a unique book with a catchy title with a clever play on words. I used this book for research on a project I was doing and found the photos and information both helpful... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Novel Nerd
It is okay, kind of interesting if you want to read about wealthy people from the turn of the last century but very limited on the topic I had purchased it for which is a broader... Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Boyd W. Miles
Great collection of history, really shows the tradition of camping and outdoor adventure that the people of this country enjoy.Published on December 2, 2007 by D. Jorgensen