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xvi, 470 pages, [17] pages of plates : illus. Curated title for Fleet Library Special Collections book cover exhibition Bound to Please, fall 2022. CONTENTS: Homes of the colonists -- The light of other days -- The kitchen fireside -- The serving of meals -- Food from forest and sea -- Indian corn -- Meat and drink -- Flax culture and spinning -- Wool culture and spinning, with a postscript on cotton -- Hand-weaving -- Girls' occupations -- Dress of the colonists -- Jack-knife industries -- Travel, transportation, and taverns -- Sunday in the colonies -- Old-time flower gardens. The author reconstructs for us colonial life by describing in great detail manners, customs, dress, homes, and child life. Includes index. Title page printed with decorated frame in red. Cloth cover title and illustration designed to look like needlepoint.

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New York : Macmillan Co. ; London : Macmillan & Co., 1898


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Bound to Please Exhibit 2022; home (concept); homesteads; American Colonial; home economics; needlepoint (visual works); illustration (process); illustrations (layout features)


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Home Life in Colonial Days



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