Z is for Zinc Paint

zinc-white

When you were apprentices, lead was everything, but since then zinc has come into use, and lead is no longer the only paint. As for me, I have no prejudices, but am always willing to learn what is best and use it.

The text is from the booklet House Paints : A Common Sense Talk About Them, by the New Jersey Zinc Company, 1899. Click here to read the booklet online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2014

Y is for Yurt

yurt

A peculiar kind of tent, this yurt that wandered all over the prairies mounted on a cart drawn by a dozen or more oxen. Serviceable, too, because its dome-like shape enabled it to stand the buffeting of the wind, and it could be taken down at need.

The text is from the book Genghis Khan, The Emperor Of All Men, by Harold Lamb (1936). Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2014