Mailing List:2003-08-11 04, Re: colonial drawings book, by Karl H. Schwerin

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From: karl h schwerin <schwerin -at- unm.edu> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Re: colonial drawings book Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 13:00:10 -0600 (MDT) In-Reply-To: <001d01c3602b$137b1700$01646464@q8e2s8big> Gary - Actually, the Dow book has a number of very nice photos and drawings. the problem is that Genealogy.com will only transmit plain text, and strips attachments. If you're interested in any illustrations of the material I'm posting, let me know and I will send it to you directly. (For example the chapter on houses had a nice picture of an "English wigwam" as well as examples of later 17th and 18th century houses. On Mon, 11 Aug 2003, Gary Wallace wrote: > Karl, > There's a series of books with line drawings of colonial life objects with descriptions of life. They usually end up in the childrens sections of libraries. they are big books, at least 8 1/2 by 11. One title is "Colonial Living" They give an interesting read on things, cant remember the author. Would be interesting for Whitneys and kids of W. to read. > I'll see if I can trak down author. would have picts of objects you mention. > > If it ever rains in Abq will your adobe UNM buildings melt?? I went to BYU. Supposedly Brigham Young wanted to build the Salt Lake Temple out of adobe because it is the only material that gets harder over time. > He was talked out of it and went with granite 12 feet thick at the base. He did direct that certain sized spaces be left in the building. Years later when air conditioning and elevators were invented they fit right in those openings. > Gary Wallace > Cedar Hills UT I don't know that any of the University of New Mexico buildings are constructed of adobe, they're just designed to look like it. There are, however, many homes still being built with adobe. As long as the adobe is finished with hard plaster it is quite resistant to rain (What's that? We have had only two barely measurable rains here since May). The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, which is the oldest public building in the United States, having been built originally around the end of the 17th century, is built of adobe and not only is still standing, but houses the core of the New Mexico State Museum. Karl SchwerinSnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 e-mail: schwerin -at- unm.edu Cultural anthropology...is valuable because it is constantly rediscovering the normal. Edward Sapir (1949:151)


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