This is part of our series on eighteenth century occupations prior to, and following, the wars. Gardening was necessary and before one can grow vegetables, herbs, grasses for forage, or flowers he must have seeds. Saving seeds from one year to the next was economical and perpetuated select varieties when properly harvested. For those ofContinue reading “GARDENER: Seed Saving Prior to the Nineteenth Century©”
A description of General Washington during the war was published in 1823 which coincides with what was expected from his troops. “His dress. being suited to the road, was simple and plain, but such as was worn by the higher class of his countrymen: he wore his own hair, dressed in a manner that gaveContinue reading “Military Hygiene for Revolutionary War Troops© – By: Victoria Brady”
Eighteenth century farmers understood basket-making and it formed part of his occupation in winter evenings. Due to the availability of purchased materials and baskets this practice was of less importance by the 1840s although it was still recommended every gardener, forester, and woodman understand how to make a basket. Eighteenth century farmers often maintained theirContinue reading “GATHERING BASKETS: Description and Function©”
Those of us of a “certain age” know aprons as a sometimes pretty, but basically utilitarian, item of clothing meant to keep the dress underneath clean. Aprons stood laundering better than period dresses and there were thousands of these worn in earlier centuries. There were, however, some aprons that were strictly made and worn asContinue reading “APRONS As a Fashion Statement©”
I started a simple compilation of trades from the 18th century with the intention of explaining them in blog articles for the use of anyone who wants to create a first person character; however, I am such a diligent (compulsive) researcher this treatise quickly surpassed 170 pages and continues to grow. This will be farContinue reading “EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, CRAFTS, TRADES, & EMPLOYMENTS©”
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.
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)”