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February 2013 Source Guide
Eye on Antiques: American Sewn Rugs
Often mistaken for hooked rugs, these earlier coverings—stitched with thread or yarn on expensive backing—showcased the needle skills young women learned at prestigious academies.
Always a Project
Tom and Cindy Gehr spent forty-plus summers restoring a circa 1767 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse. Their desire to take their time and do it right ensures the house will stand for another 250 years.
Home for the Holladays
Looking for a historic home to display their lifelong collection of South Jersey antiques, Carlton and Audrey Holladay chose to restore the 1725 John Maddox Denn House as a personal museum.
An Anonymous Token of Love
We can only speculate about the intentions of the young man who painstakingly cut and penned the valentine for Miss Elizabeth Zody in the early 19th Century.
This Old House
On the political rise, John Adams bought this house to suit his stature and growing family. Four generations of the family restored, expanded, and lived on the Quincy, Massachusetts, property.
Dressing a Desk
A desk and its accoutrements form a popular vignette in period houses both public and private. We tapped museum experts for
ideas on what should—and shouldn’t—be displayed.
The House Detective
An architectural historian shows how you can investigate the shape of nail heads, saw marks on corner posts, and locks on doors to help pinpoint the construction dates of your home.
Moving a House
Colonists moved their homes more often than you think, almost like chess pieces. Today moving might be the best way to save
or improve an old home. We offer tips to help you decide whether to put your house on wheels.
Side by Side: Commissioning a Portrait
Much like those who painted a person’s likeness two centuries ago, today’s traditional artists work with their subjects to
sort out style, color, background, and finish before picking up a brush.
Life in Early America: Party Like It's 1799
In 1789 the proprietor of Alexandria’s City Hotel adapted the English custom of celebrating the monarch’s birthday by hosting a bash to honor George Washington. It’s still a tradition at Gadsby’s Tavern.
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