by Bobbie Kalman
How did people in 18th century colonial communities make their living? These beautiful books feature colorful illustrations and photographs of people in period dress performing the duties of such colonial artisans as the blacksmith and the woodworker. Also featured is the valuable job performed by the household cook who, in most cases, was usually the wife.
Well-to-do colonial women followed the fashion trends of 18th century Europe with the help of "The Milliner". Beautiful colour photographs and illustrations help depict old-fashioned gown and lace making, how clothing was custom made, and how laundry was done.