Colonial American Craftsmen Series
The little "Am" sticker indicates "American History" in my home library.
Most of my history books are dated by the year a subject is born or an event begins,
but some are marked for a broader period--An for ancient, Me for medieval, Am for American.
I love Fisher's detailed woodcut illustrations and his clear, interesting prose.
Of this series, published between 1964 and 1976, Mr. Fisher wrote:
"I chose to write and illustrate a group of books on colonial American history because I know of no other time in our history when the aspirations of the people were so clearly expressed by their extraordinary craftsmanship. They were artists in every sense of the word. Their skill was a matter of profound and lengthy training. They applied themselves with energy and care. Their attitude was always one of pride in their singular ability and individualism. They were deliberate workmen who exercised such great control over their ideas, tools, and materials that they created one-of-a-kind objects that could not be recreated. The craftsman was master of his creations. I want my children to know this. I want their friends to know this. It is a most meaningful part of their history."
The Limners (portrait painters)
My copy of The Wigmakers (1965) also lists the following books as being "in preparation," but The Homemakers (1973) does not mention them in its list. The Library of Congress has no record of them. With that and other searches over several years, I suspect that these were never published--