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The old tools and wooden objects illustrated in this book are homely reminders of a time when the majestic forests of the frontier were the source not only of the pioneer’s house, barn, and fences, but of his children’s toys, his wife’s egg basket, and a hundred other necessities and pleasures. More than fifty delicate line drawings by Ira Kohn and the clear, nontechnical discussion by Kenneth Clarke of the making and uses of these humble objects—many of them unfamiliar to the eyes of the current generation of Kentuckians—give the reader new insight into the life of the pioneer.
Both authors are affiliated with Western Kentucky University. Kenneth Clarke is professor of English and folk studies. Ira Kohn is on the staff of the Kentucky Museum.
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Place of Publication
Clarke, Kenneth and Kohn, Ira, "Kentucky's Age of Wood" (1976). Cultural History. 21.