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Offering high quality books, posters and postcards of early American history

WHEELS ACROSS AMERICA

Carriage Art & Craftsmanship

Volume 1 & Volume 2

Wheels Across America is an ongoing project dedicated to the craftsmen of horse-drawn vehicles. This multi-volume sequential set of books is the largest reference series ever published on this segment of early American transportation. Starting with over 5,000 listings of vehicles manufacturers and the related trades in VOLUME-1 alone. Now in VOLUME-2 the Author shares even more of his extensive, early and rare collection of original manufacturer’s catalogs and documents along with a great display of photos & images from numerous public and private collections. Wheels Across America completely describes this important facet of American craftsmanship in a comprehensive tribute to the art of these makers and their history.

Also includes a special section on today’s craftsmen.

It’s all here! Over 400 photos of: Carriages, Carts, Coaches, Buggies, Wagons, Hearses, Sleighs & Bobs, Fire Equipment, Farm Implements, Chuck Wagons, Stagecoaches, Circus Wagons and Commercial vehicles of all description.



Hardcover Book

Hardcover Book





Postcard Booklet
30 Glossy Postcards

This fun collection of circa 1870-1920 carriage, carts and wagon works advertising art have a unique, charm and detail that sets them apart from other vintage advertising. Many of the images not only capture the utility aspects of the vehicle but also depict the romance and innocence of a time gone by. These colorful illustrations present the very best marketing efforts of the horse-drawn vehicle era.

Postcard Booklet
30 Glossy Postcards

This rare and interesting collection of circa 1865-1915 original sleigh manufacturer’s catalog graphics, fine art and early colored-plate images feature a verity of usages, from pleasure to business. Sleighs, cutters & bobsleds have a unique style and sophisticated charm that set them apart from other horse drawn vehicles. These colorful and detailed illustrations display the simple and pure enjoyment that can only be found with the “One of a kind” ride in a sleigh.


Postcard Booklet
30 Glossy Postcards

The Old West comes alive in this exciting collection of circa 1880-1960 vintage rodeo programs and Wild-West show posters.  This unique collection of rare and colorful graphic images captures all of the thrilling action as these daring cowboys and cowgirls compete and entertain us with all of their courageous talents and skills. This exceptional collection of rodeo and Wild-West show postcards celebrates the “Cowboy Way” as each scene depicts the rough and rugged game of rodeo. It’s no wonder that the cowboy and cowgirl are true American icons.   





Postcard Booklet
30 Glossy Postcards

This amazing collection of circa 1880-1920 rare circus posters, historic wagon photos and flashy advertising art depicts the dazzling and larger than life atmosphere that only the circus dares presents. Everyone loves the circus and its one of a kind over the top non-stop action and edge of your seat entertainment. This special collection of vehicle images and detailed colorful vintage graphics captures it all. From the melodious calliopes and bandwagons to the exciting animal cages and gaudily decorated tableaus, you will enjoy the diverse visual display as you relive and celebrate the circus!




High Quality Poster
18x24 standard size full color poster: suitable for framing

The beautiful stagecoach featured here appears on the cover of Volume 1, Wheels Across America. This authentic reproduction of the circa 1897 Abbot-Downing Concord Western Mail Coach #599 was built by Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop of Letcher, South Dakota for Wells Fargo Company in 2002.


High Quality Poster
18x24 standard size full color poster: suitable for framing

Featured here are just a few of the early and rare carriage craftsman drawings, sketches and renderings (circa 1860’s – 1870’s) that appear in Volume 2 of Wheels Across America.




New Year's



Easter




Valentines



4th of July




St Patrick's Day



Halloween



Thanksgiving


Angels



Christmas

This delightful fun and festive group of nine holiday inspired posters celebrate the seasons with very happy colors, charm and detail, that can only be found in the vintage graphics from this special era. The newly produced posters feature rare images selected from our extensive collection of original postcards and trade cards circa 1875-1915.


12x18 Full color posters perfect for framing. All posters are shipped by first class mail in a sturdy cardboard tube.


12x18 Full color posters perfect for framing as a group or individually.

This very special set of three unique posters features a rare collection of adorable Victorian era children. The images were selected from our extensive collection of original vintage postcards and trade cards, circa 1875-1915. These newly produced posters offer a truly one of a kind visual display of an innocent time gone by. These Beautiful new posters capture all the detail and charm of children dressed in their late nineteenth century attire, enjoying a verity of childhood activities.


All posters are shipped by first class mail in a sturdy cardboard tube.





12 x 18 Full color posters perfect for framing.

Bunnies, Birds, Cats & Dogs. This touching set of four animal inspired posters capture the special bond and joy these unique and heartwarming creatures bring to our lives. These newly produced posters offer a verity of rare and colorful graphic images chosen from our extensive collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century original postcards and trade cards circa 1875-1915.

  All posters are shipped by first class mail in a sturdy cardboard tube.



12x18 Full color posters perfect for framing. 

All posters are shipped by first class mail in a sturdy cardboard tube.
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