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A Day in the Life of a Colonial Schoolteacher

A Day in the Life of a Colonial Schoolteacher

by Kathy Wilmore, K. Wilmore

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Wigs were a popular fashion of the Colonial Period. Skilled wigmakers learned their craft first as an apprentice, then as a journeyman. If they were successful, the next step would be to own their own shop and to develop a customer base. Readers learn that there were at least 100 different styles of wigs made from a variety of materials--most expensive was human hair, then horsehair or natural fibers. Pictures show the wig-making process and a good selection of the styles. Wigs were hot and heavy. Men shaved their heads so many wigmakers also did barbering. Surprisingly, wigs came in a variety of colors and only red was considered unattractive. Colored powder was used to make the very popular blue wigs. Tinted pages with an old fashioned look set the tone of this nonfiction book. There are references to web sites, a glossary and an index. Part of "The Library of Living and Working in Colonial Times" series. 2000, Rosen, Ages 7 up, $17.26. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
The Library of Living and Working in Colonial Times
Edition description:
1 ED
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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