01 December, 2012

Lady Jean's work table

From a lecture on material culture, a clue about life before industrialization:
This is Lady Jean's work table.  If you will notice here, the drawer has the dividers as women were always busy with darning, embroidering, or making something of that nature.  Then the writing slide with the original baize cloth on it that you pull out for writing.
-Julian Hudson, "Preswould: Gracious Living on the American Frontier, 1790-1830," Virginia Historical Society, October 1, 2009, http://www.vahistorical.org/audio/hudson_100109.mp3 around the 24 minute mark

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