Weathervanes of New England


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About the Book

First used to gauge New England’s ever-changing weather, now viewed as American folk art, historic weathervanes have been a part of the region’s skyline for more than three centuries. Focusing on examples that can still be seen in public, this comprehensive study of the development of the weathervane describes changes in form and function from colonial times to the present, and also documents the histories of weathervane makers throughout New England.

About the Author(s)

Historian Glenn A. Knoblock is the author of many works of New England, New Hampshire, and transportation history. A lecturer for the New Hampshire Humanities, he lives in Wolfeboro Falls, New Hampshire.

David W. Wemmer is a retired accountant living in Cornwall, New York.

Bibliographic Details

Glenn A. Knoblock and David W. Wemmer
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 296
Bibliographic Info: 325 photos (21 in color), bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6456-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3022-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

I.Weathervane Basics 3

II.The Evolution of Weathervane Use and the Meetinghouse Influence 20

III.Weathervane Forms and Figures: From Angels to Whales and Everything in Between 32

Between pages 130 and 131 are 8 color plates containing 21 photographs

IV.Weathervanes by Building Type 131

V.Weathervane Wanderings 170

VI.Weathervane Makers 195

Bibliography 265

Index 269