Yellowstone Collectibles: An Illustrated Introduction to the Park's Historic Souvenirs, Books, Art, and Memorabilia (Paperback)
This book is about the myriad of Yellowstone National Park collectibles and souvenirs, from 19th-century horseshoes dipped in the park's thermal springs to contemporary books and artwork. Included are exquisite hand-painted Limoges porcelain, historic sand-bottle curios, stagecoach and railroad paraphernalia, rare books, photographs, jewelry, store-bought souvenirs, toys, dinnerware, employee items, paintings, postcards, brochures, keys, spoons, clothing, knickknacks, and more.
The book highlights nearly 600 items. Each item is displayed in an exhibition-quality color photograph that shows true colors and details.
Moreover, the descriptive text was written by 14 experts in their respective collecting fields, and all text was peer reviewed for accuracy. The text explains the numerous types of collectibles, their features and characteristics, their abundance or rarity, and their importance.
For collectors, this book is a valuable guide and reference. For fans of the park, this book shows a new way of appreciating Wonderland and may inspire a Yellowstone collection of their own, because these collectibles reveal reams of park history--history that you can hold in your hand.