Friday, March 1, 2013

Zap! You Are Now in the Mid-19th Century, and it's Spring! What Do You Do Now?





I re-wrote a more complete picture on springtime past.
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9 comments:

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Ken, Thanks for a very informative post, I think I have been failing to Spring Clean properly according to your post. *winks*
I know this doesn't have anything to do with your post, but I thought you might know something about bell pulls. I bought an old needlepoint one (original wire still inside) with the hardware on each end and I'm trying to figure out how it was actually attached to the wall to actually ring the bell in the servants room or kitchen once the bell pull was pulled. Do you know how that works?
Thanks so much,
Gina

Elaine said...

I'm not certain we'll be cleaning the house from top to bottom, but we're tapping the maple trees soon. You want to come make syrup?
Elaine

Historical Ken said...

Gina B - - - I actually have one of those though I'm using it as a wall hanging.
The one I had seen a number of years ago at the Village was attached by a wire through a hole in the ceiling.
Hope this helps!

Elaine - - man! I would love to learn maple sugaring!

And to the both of you: Get cleaning! (LOL)

Miss K said...

All of this talk of food is making me excited for Greenfield Village. Is it just me or did food taste better back then too?

Historical Ken said...

Ahhh...Miss K - -
The food DID taste better back then - - - MUCH better - - for I have been there and tasted it myself first hand!
And maybe this year you, too, can eat at the Eagle Tavern and see if I am right!

Daibhre said...

Eric Sloane! Recognized that sketching style immediately. Awesome references, and just plain fun to look at - highly encouraged. (Thanks again, Ken, for a great blog.)

Daibhre said...

Eric Sloane! I recognized that sketching style immediately. Great books to browse through, and learn from. Highly recommended. (Thanks again, Ken, for a great blog!)

Historical Ken said...

Thank you Diabhre! I really appreciate the kind words!

troutbirder said...

Utterly fascinatng blog. Glad I found it. We have an intact general store complete with reenactors in our local state park (Forestville in Minnesota). It looks very much like the red brick building in your picture...:)