Technology isn't just computers, networks and phones. Technology has always been part of the human experience. All of our ancestors have looked for ways to help them survive and do less work for more gain. Archive.org has a host of old technology books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. Many of the technologies discussed within these books are being put to use again these days in the back to the land" and homesteading movements. You might even find something that could address one of your own garden or farm issues but has been lost to time and history. Enjoy! --Douglas
Historical Technology Books - 28 in a series - Montgomery Ward and Co. : Catalogue No. 84 (1916)
Catalogs were once the 20th Century’s version of Amazon, bringing nearly anything right to your door — no matter how far into the countryside you might have lived. Heck, even in the 1960s and 70s when I was growing up, catalogs were still the main source of ideas for gifts, if not the source themselves. This Montgomery Ward Catalog shows the breadth of products available to any farmer through the US Mail. — Douglas
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