Home Life in Colonial Days (Classic Reprint)

Home Life in Colonial Days (Classic Reprint)

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by Alice Morse Earle
     
 

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The illustrations for this book are in every case from real articles and scenes, usually from those still in existence - rare relics of past days. The pictures are the symbols of years of careful search, patient investigation, and constant watchfulness. Many a curious article as nameless and incomprehensible as the totem of an

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Excerpt from Home Life in Colonial Days

The illustrations for this book are in every case from real articles and scenes, usually from those still in existence - rare relics of past days. The pictures are the symbols of years of careful search, patient investigation, and constant watchfulness. Many a curious article as nameless and incomprehensible as the totem of an extinct Indian tribe has been studied, com pared, inquired and written about, and finally triumphantly named and placed in the list of obsolete domestic appurtenances. From the lofts of woodsheds, under attic eaves, in dairy cellars, out of old trunks and sea-chests from mouldering warehouses, have strangely shaped bits and combinations of wood, stuff, and metal been rescued and recognized. The treasure stores of Deerfield Memorial Hall, of the Bostonian Society, of the American Antiquarian Society, and many State Historical Societies have been freely searched; and to the officers of these societies I give cordial thanks for their coöperation and assistance in my work.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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ISBN-13:
9781330870716
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/23/2015
Pages:
542
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.09(d)

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Home Life in Colonial Days 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its full of typos, words that arent real....ideas thrown together and doesnt make sense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very interesting back then. good to skim through if you are into history