The family farm is a vanishing institution in the US. This is a survey of its history over the past 100 years and will serve as a definitive guide to all those interested in collecting authentic rural items associated with the family farm. It describes the various tools, gadgets and implements used in farm life, together with descriptions of farm implements of harvesting and husbandry. There is also information on needle-work, cooking and canning utensils, advertising items and other collectables integral to farm life. The author also includes up-to-date prices on all the items described in the book.