Tools of the Milliners in Colonial Times?

Answer In colonial times, most people could not afford to replace their clothes when they wore down. The milliner was responsible for taking these older garments and transforming them into new clothes. Mi... Read More »

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What is an extended family in colonial times?

No, a blood relative is someone who is descended from someone that you are also descended from. A brother-in-law is related to you in that way.

How were candles made in Colonial times?

Candles in colonial times were primarily made using tallow (animal fat), along with flax, hemp or cotton wicks. Other materials included bayberries, whale oil and beeswax. Candles were typically pr... Read More »

Tools of the Colonial Blacksmith?

Blacksmiths were the hardware store of Colonial times. Need a pair of hinges for a horse corral gate? See the blacksmith. If you required nails, an ax head, kitchen cutlery, rims for the wagon, sho... Read More »

Colonial Wig Making Tools?

The job of the wig maker was of paramount importance during the colonial times in the United States. Everyone who was anyone wore wigs; the lack of a wig was generally an indication of poverty. A... Read More »