Irish Needlework Samplers (Irish Historic Sources Book 4)
A young girl in 18th or 19th century Ireland would have expected to live a quiet, useful life, but not one that was going to involve something that people would be praising her for centuries later. If her family was not well off, she would have been lucky to get any education before the introduction of the National Schools in 1831. After that, she would probably have got a basic primary education. Still, about two-fifths of women in their fifties in the 1901 Irish Census could not both read and write. If the girl’s family was well-off, she would generally have got a reasonably good, but still fairly basic, education, perhaps from a governess or in a private school. Whether from a wealthy background or not, the girl would probably have been very religious. If the girl was from a well-to-do family, she wasn’t supposed to work. The only fairly respectable job for a girl or woman from the upper or middle classes, who had fallen on hard times, was that of governess. If the girl was from a lower middle class or working class background, her options were still pretty limited. She could generally just go into service or work in a shop or a factory, though some also became teachers in the 19th century.There were lots of jobs which, no matter what her background, there was no way the g...
A Day's Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860--1920, Part II
These extraordinary collections of photographs and narrative captions have wide appeal for anyone interested in Maine's past. Bunting has a knack for spotting the unusual in a photograph, or some minor detail that, in fact, tells a major story about the how and why. From granite quarry operations to an itinerant cobbler in a sailing scow to hootchie-kootchie dancers at the state fair to deepwater ships, his page-long captions place these images in social and economic context--but this is not dry history. His research has uncovered a wealth of fascinating, often quirky detail (did you know that mummy wrappings were imported from Egypt for Maine papermaking?), and he makes frequent forays into the Maine storytelling tradition. B&W photographs
Samplers: From the Victoria & Albert Museum (1st Edition)
Embroidered samplers from the Museum's fine collection are used in this lavishly illustrated volume to provide a historical survey of this popular needlework art and a practical guide to the different type of stitches.
The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Sampler Quilt: Letters From the Lucky Pony Winners of 1915 and 90 Blocks That Tell Their Stories
In 1907, the Webb Publishing Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, created The Farmer's Wife Pony Club. Children who joined competed for prizes by selling subscriptions to The Farmer's Wife magazine. Some of the prizes included bicycles, talking machines, and rifles, but it can only be imagined that most children were working for the grand prize, a Shetland pony with a saddle and often a carriage. To satisfy skeptics who doubted a child would, indeed, receive a pony, they asked the winners to send photographs of themselves with their ponies. Thankfully, many of the children also sent in letters along with their photographs. These endearing, poignant, and sometimes hilarious letters provide a unique window into the lives of children and their families in America in the early 1900s.The Pony Club Quilt has 90-eight inch blocks and measures 96" x 105." The enclosed 400+ page CD has something for every quilter A complete set of templates for each of the 90 blocks Foundation patterns when applicable Rotary cutting measurements when applicable Full-size line drawing of each block Quilt assembly diagrams for lap, twin, queen and king sizes Favorite Excerpts There isn't a store in town where "Larry" hasn't been in. He goes in the drug store and the druggist knows he wants ice cream and he bows ...
The New Jersey Sampler: Historic Tales of Old New Jersey
Here are true tales of New Jersey men and women who once dominated their areas, then dropped into footnotes and finally, in most cases, faded into obscutity. These ars the tales of both great and small, the cautious and the foolish, the heroes and the baseball players.
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FlossTube #10 - Samplers with Pat Ryan
Welcome to Flannel Jammies Farm! FlossTube #10 is a special Sampler edition featuring an interview with author, historian, stitcher, and owner of R& R Reproductions linen, Pat Ryan.
Historic Samplers: Selected from Museums and Historic Homes (With 30 Cross-Stitch Charts for Authentic Reproduction), by Patricia Ryan and Allen D. Bragdon, https://www.amazon.com/Historic-Samplers-Cross-Stitch-Authentic-Reproduction/dp/0821219316/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527530638&sr=8-1&keywords=hist...