(This is part of our series of articles on pre/post Rev War occupations. Men had trades before the war and they returned to them after independence was won.) The hair-dresser cut and dressed hair for both ladies and gentlemen, made wigs and hair pieces, created braids, and in some cases was also skilled in shaving.Continue reading “The Hair-Dresser: and Modes of Wearing the Hair© By: Victoria Brady”
(Part of a series of articles on 18th century professions as were practiced before and after the Revolutionary War. Men had professions before they became soldiers to fight for independence and they planned to resume that work afterward.) Apothecaries have been around since antiquity probably gaining little in knowledge prior to the 18th century. AnContinue reading “A Brief Look at 18th Century Apothecaries© – Victoria Brady”
“The Apothecary”, Frans van Mieris, 1714. In the early days of New England medicine, the clergy often administered physical care as well as tending the spirit and at least two eastern governors saw to the physic of the local citizenry. Gov. Winthrop of Connecticut and New Haven was, per Cotton Mather, “furnished with noble medicines,Continue reading “Medical Care in Colonial America©”
Martin speaking with a fellow SAR member in Birmingham February 22, 2020. We shared items from his kit, clothing, books and sources, &c with attendees at the Alabama Society Sons of the American Revolution Southern district meeting conference and made new friends in the process. Photo credit for this image goes to Travis Parker.
A man’s shirt was a series of rectangles cut or torn from fabric and stitched together much like the illustration below. Linen was a common fabric and the fineness of the weave determined the cost, thus those of lesser means had shirts of coarser linen and gentlemen purchased a finer quality. Cotton and wool wereContinue reading “Men’s 18th Century Shirts”
Martin was making shoe packs while speaking with visitors at this event but when lunch was served he enjoyed a lunch break. Footware is one of many topics we will cover in our future posts. We hope you’ll visit again.
When Martin retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with 22 years of service he opened a brick and mortar store in Pennsylvania where he sold museum quality reproductions of clothing and other items. His garments are for adults and children. Vickie is an author of historic books (see thehistoricfoodie.wordpress.com or thistledewbooks on facebook) and hasContinue reading “Brady’s Faithful Reproductions”
This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”