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Silver Palaces - DOUGLAS KEISTER

Paperback Published: 18th August 2004
ISBN: 9781586853525
Number Of Pages: 159
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Vintage and modern-day photographs and advertisements add depth to Silver Palaces: America's Streamlined Trailers, a must-have book for this fall. It is historically significant for those who suffer from wanderlust, some fulfilled by owning and traveling with a "silver palace," or perhaps owning an older model that's been rebuilt and refurbished.

With a simple, historical beginning, the streamlined trailer got its start. There were challenges in making mobile spaces for living-could anyone make a self-contained streamlined trailer complete with full hookups? After World War II, housecars and motorhomes were seen everywhere-a result of aluminum becoming available for trailers. Once these silver palaces were on the road, RVs and travel associations became popular . . . and well, the end of the highway was never in sight.

Doug Keister has photographed fourteen award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His credits with Gibbs Smith, Publisher, include Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography and Classic Cottages: Simple, Romantic Homes as well as Fernando's Gift (El Regalo de Fernando), a Sierra Club Book for Children. Doug lives in Chico, California.

Foreword: Streamliningp. 6
Silver Genesisp. 12
Silver Queenp. 28
Silver Sistersp. 88
Silver Cousinsp. 112
Silver Mansionsp. 140
Silver Snapshotsp. 152
Resourcesp. 158
Acknowledgmentsp. 159
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781586853525
ISBN-10: 158685352X
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 159
Published: 18th August 2004
Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 26.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.79