Title: Silver Palaces: America's Streamlined Trailers
From the Publisher: Vintage and modern-day photographs andadvertisements add depth to Silver Palaces: America's Streamlined Trailers,a must-have book for this fall. It is historically significant for those whosuffer from wanderlust, some fulfilled by owning and traveling with a"silver palace," or perhaps owning an older model that's been rebuiltand refurbished.
With a simple, historical beginning, the streamlined trailer got its start.There were challenges in making mobile spaces for living-could anyone make aself-contained streamlined trailer complete with full hookups? After World WarII, housecars and motorhomes were seen everywhere-a result of aluminum becomingavailable for trailers. Once these silver palaces were on the road, RVs andtravel associations became popular . . . and well, the end of the highway wasnever in sight.
Doug Keister has photographed fourteen award-winning, critically acclaimedbooks. His credits with Gibbs Smith, Publisher, include Stories in Stone: AField Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography and Classic Cottages: Simple,Romantic Homes as well as Fernando's Gift (El Regalo de Fernando), a Sierra ClubBook for Children. Doug lives in Chico, California.
175 pages, paperback. Gibbs Smith (August 2004)
Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
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