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You’ll also be signed up to receive e-newsletters from Antique Trader and partners. Debra Tobin December 2, As adults we have daily and weekly chores and one of those is the dreaded wash day set aside for doing laundry. Can you imagine what it would be like to not have a washer and dryer or even a laundromat to go to? Without washers and dryers, we would be forced into cleaning our clothes by hand. Back in the days before washing machines came along women used washboards. Even with the use of washboards, laundry day was still a very strenuous task and required a great deal of effort and time. The flat board with a ribbed surface was believed to have originated in Scandinavia around the turn of the 19th century, although some argue washboards date back as far as the mid s.

The 1800’s From 1800 to 1919

In fact, Phyfe has become the expression used to identify the American-made furniture in antique or neoclassical style that was influenced by the forms and ornaments used in classical Greece and Rome. A Scottish-born immigrant, Phyfe came to New York with his family and after completing his apprenticeship he established a cabinet shop that at one time employed over a hundred workers.

His work reflected the designs of Empire, Sheraton and French Directoire and soon became a fixture among American homes as well as the topic of discussion.

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The images in this section are pulled from late 18th and early 19th century fashion plates, illustrations and paintings, as well as photographs of extant garments and costumes from recent Regency film adaptations. Click on the thumbnails to view the the full-sized images. Feel free to download these images for your own personal enjoyment. If you wish to share them on a website, please download and save them to your own server and provide a credit line or link back to this site. None of the images or patterns here are for sale.

Note the very full skirt, long hair and tied down straw hat. The lady is also wearing a chemisette, which peeps out at her neckline beneath the shawl. Thank you to Carol Gerten, whose absolutely fantastic website supplied this image and several more below! Karen Augusta of Antique Fashion. Studying original clothing is essential for recreating the correct look of the period, which changed from year to year.

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Marks are incised or cut into the wet clay, impressed with a tool into the wet clay or stamped with a machine and ink on dry clay. Marks may also be created in the mold — and these are the most permanent. Paper labels are the least permanent marks, and many companies used a paper label and another method for marking wares. Debolt’s Dictionary of American Pottery Marks is another good resource for identifying whitewareCeramics that are white or off-white, often high-fired, including vitreous china and ironstone, and usually used for dinnerware or bathroom sets.

Turn of the century and earlier homes had no running water.

Resource No. 4 Elmira Stoveworks. Whether you’re looking for the warmth and elegance of the nineteenth century, or the fun, funky look of the “Fab Fifties”, Elmira has vintage-styled appliances to suit your tastes, décor and cooking style.

Archaeologists discovered an ancient wall relief in Peru, belonging to the oldest civilizations in the Americas, news agency Andina reported on Thursday. The wall is approximately 3, years old and portrays snakes and human heads. The Vichama site is one of the excavation points of the recently discovered Caral civilization, also known as Norte Chico, and has been explored by archaeologists since The Caral civilization is 5, years old, making it the oldest civilization in the Americas, and flourished at the same time as the thriving Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Chinese civilizations.

The Caral people lived in the Supe Valley along the north-central coast of Peru. Dating back to and B. The wall was made of adobe, a clay-like material from which bricks are made and was located at the entry point of a ceremonial hall. Documenting climate change The wall relief shows four human heads, side by side, their eyes closed, with two snakes passing between and around them. The snakes point their heads to what appears to be a humanoid seed symbol that is digging into the soil.

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I have gathered information on Trunks over the last few years and this information is free and for research use only. Trunks date back to pre-medieval times. They were made in many shapes and sizes and from various materials. They were made of various woods and covered with hides such as deer, horse or cowhide.

Country Treasures is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. We are 10 miles east of Easton, MD on Route on Main Street Preston. Our shop is a large two story building that was build in the later part of the 19th century. It has been an antique shop for the past 60 years. Here you will find an outstanding collection of American Painted Country Furniture and Accessories, such as quilts.

Browning Safes Cleveland Safe is a distributor of Browning and we offer their products to consumers of Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding areas. There are many differences between a Browning ProSteel gun safe and the competition. And since buying a gun safe is a major investment, and since choosing the wrong gun safe can have dire consequences, we urge you to take the time to explore Browning’s gun safe line-up and select the perfect safe for your needs.

Browning ProSteel has over three decades of experience in creating the industry’s leading gun safes and safe-related products. When you look closely you’ll see that when all is said and done, you can trust a Browning ProSteel safe. Browning ProSteel has several different line-ups of feature-rich products to help you choose exactly the safe you want.

Most dealers offer our standard line-up — from premium to value safes — that you are familiar with. Today, if you need an extra level of service, advanced features and special involvement from you dealer you can choose to utilize our “Create Your Safe” interactive safe builder — exclusive to Browning Pro Series safes see below.

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From boutique hotels to beautiful inns, the places that made our list will make sure that you get to explore this romantic city from a comfortable home base. If you are planning a longer trip, visit one of the scenic spots just outside of Seattle as well. And that is just the beginning. Hotel goes way beyond what you would normally expect from a luxury hotel in order to make your stay memorable. All rooms and suites are superbly decorated and appointed and have spectacular bathrooms and even more spectacular views.

Comfort and opulence of bedding is contrasted by the latest technology such as free phone calls anywhere in the world, superfast Wi-Fi and much more.

Collection of weekly news and commentaries from John Betts, lecturer, author, photographer, mineral collector, and mineral dealer. Practical everyday advice for mineral collectors on building and organizing mineral collections.

PDF backfiles to or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1, titles. Akron Beacon Journal CPL Cardholders Full text access to all content from , except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising. An index to issues from to and full text for issues from to present is available in the Ethnic Newswatch database.

Walker , who became its publisher within a few years. A strong local voice for racial equality, the paper has long urged participation in politics and encouraged black solidarity and self-reliance. Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources.

It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2, periodicals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of , while indexing and abstracts backfiles go as far back as January of Includes more than , full-text articles from over publications dating from to the present. It is searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Financial Times Historical Archive CPL Cardholders This fully searchable electronic edition of the Financial Times — one of the best-known and most-respected newspapers in the world — offers the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in to

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Iron Chests made by Jesse Delano s Three images on left of double door safe courtesy of Frank Vecchi Next two images to the right show two different single door safes. Last photo to right shows the knob on the safe to the immediate left of this photo. Gayler began the safe manufacture, and in he patented his ‘double’ fire-proof chest.

James Truett Fietz. James Truett Fietz passed away Tuesday, October 30, in Austin, Texas at the age of He was born September 20, in Levelland, Texas .

I go to great pains to measure every specimen to accurately describe the size. Use a ruler to visualize the size. Do not look at your own thumbnail and think that is the size of the specimen. Diamonds are composed of pure carbon atoms linked by double bonds, resulting in extraordinary thermal conductivity that distinguishes them from other gem materials.

Diamond testers are used for testing faceted gemstones to confirm they are genuine diamonds. Diamond testers have no use to test uncut diamonds rough diamond crystals. That is because fake rough diamonds do not exist. In the gem trade, fakers will insert faceted gemstones composed of lesser materials into parcels of diamonds to increase the weight of the parcel and raise the value of the parcel. But the morphology shape of rough diamonds cannot be easily copied.

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Several activities are scheduled for 10 a. The government wanted local fire departments to engage their communities in fire safety as a way to help prevent the kind of fire that destroyed part of Chicago from happening again. The main goal of the event on Saturday, Private Kookoothe said, is to highlight fire safety and encourage people, especially children and seniors, to keep themselves safe and learn what to do in an any emergency — not just a fire emergency.

The Stuart cavaliers–king’s men all–that immigrated to America during the Cromwellian Interregnum brought with them their thigh high riding boots Many settled in the south and indeed the bulk of the southern plantation class was descended from cavalier stock; a fact that played a big part in the unfolding of the American Civil War and the pre-eminence of the southern cavalry. Before and after the civil war many southerners emigrated to Texas or went west to escape the devastation of the war. Again their notion of high heels and nobility went with them.

And as the new century began, boots became very fashionable, even for women. In the wake of his victory and his ensuing popularity, Wellington boots became THE style. The major difference in these boots from previous styles was that the heels were low cut and the tops were only calf high. At Northampton there is a pair of dress wellingtons made in They are a four piece boot–vamp, counter cover, front and back tops–with beaded side seams the same layout as a modern cowboy boot.

The vamps and counter covers are black patent leather, the tops are maroon with an olive top binding and trim

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Sold at Skinnes Americana Auction in This set of Chairs circa Sold! D40 19th century embossed man in the moon tin sconce Pennslyvania Sold! D44 Early 20th century hooked rug of a running red Fox, found in Lancaster County pennslyvania, mounted on frame , great condition, beautiful colors D24 New England 19th century Butter Churn with the original green paint,This wooden butter churn is the ‘typical plunger-type butter churn C71 19th century New England black graining against a red ground on all sides including back.

The box is of dovetailed construction Sold! D28 Mid 19th century New England four window lite hanging glass door cupboard, with beautiful old wavie glass, old pewter gray paint, square head nail construction, with two wide board back, circa D42 C An exceptional late 19th or early 20th century Pennslyvania Penny Rug, Beautiful colors and graphic quality.

The pie cabinet was most likely introduced to the United States by the German people that immigrated to Pennsylvania and became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. Despite the name they were used for more than pies. Everything from bread to cake was kept in a pie cupboard. The pie safe was an important piece of furniture. It was generally a tall and narrow cabinet made of pine, although other woods might be used. It was freestanding and could be moved easily if necessary.

The pie safe was generally kept as far from the wood stove as possible, to keep the food safe from too much heat.