Whether you should replace or restore the windows in an old home is a question both of aesthetics and cost. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources provides a worksheet for figuring the energy savings from replacing or upgrading windows on its website. You can download a copy of the Window Replacement/Window Reduction Worksheet by clicking here.
Can a Condo Be Early American?
Some early copies of the February 2010 issue of Early American Life did not include the story about the Webb Condominium ("Can a Condo Be Early American?") due to production problems.
You can download a copy of the complete story by clicking here. Warning: the file is 700 kilobytes and takes a while to download. Your system will appear unresponsive until it finishes. [MORE]
Extra Porch Photos
We were unable to fit all the photographs that Peter Joel Harrison supplied us to illustrate our August 2013 story about the evolution of the porch in America. Here, with the photographer's permission, are six additional pages of historic porch images. Click here to view or download them.
We added several web extras to add to your enjoyment of our October issue, including three additional Pennsylvania German recipes (Click here to see them) and a listing of historic cider mills that you can visit—at least after they start harvesting apples (try late September or early October). Click here to see the listing.
Pen Glossary: In the print edition of our February 2016 issue, we didn't have sufficient space
Mitten Pattern Revised: The textile experts at Plimoth Plantation have recently revised
Rare 1830 Wall Mural Discovered: Nancy Smoak at the Rufus Porter Museum in Bridgeto
Karp Collection Close-Ups: Had we the space in our modest Christmas 2010 issue, we'd ha
Kastberg House Bonus Photos: We took more photos of the home of Jon and Janet Kastber
Freezing Foods in the South: While freezing foods for short or longer term preservati
Jeanmarie Shares Her Christmas Recipes: In our Christmas issue, Jeanmarie menti
Colorful Wallpaper for Cornucopias: Traditionally paper cornucopias (like those i
Finding Early American Greenhouses: We didn't have room in our sources list in ou
America's Historic Documents On-Line: We've added a new feature to our website,
What Happened to All Those Pirates?: In the story "The Pirates’ Penanc
Folk Art Portraits for Christmas Ornaments: Whoops! We gave the wrong URL in
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