Books to Read or Download
The four-volume set, American Painted Tinware, A Guide to Its Identification, by Gina Martin and Lois Tucker, is probably the most authoritative reference to this fascinating genre of collectible Americana. It has been called the best reference book on American painted tinware. It is a reference for many antique dealers.
The volumes are richly illustrated with photographs of original pieces and drawings showing the characteristic styles of the various tinshops.