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Item:112674445019Contents: DECORATIVE AMERICAN FIREBACKS To help protect their wood-fired hearths, early Americans installed cast-iron firebacks, a tradition familiar to their British ancestors. Their decorative designs make them collectibles. Jeanmarie Andrews THE HOUSE ON HAMPTON HILL When Rich Prario decided to return to New England, he spent two years searching for the right historic house, finding one with ties to one of America’s most notable folk art portraitists. Holly V. Izard HARD WATER SAILING Building on Dutch and Swedish traditions of putting skates under ordinary sailboats, competitive Americans made ice yachting into a sport with the fastest vehicles of the 19th Century, one that persists worldwide. THE MARCH TO CANADA In their first major offensive of the Revolution, patriots set their sights on capturing Quebec and all of Canada. After a grueling march that left their troops in rags, they failed in everything but helping our northern neighbor find unity and national identity. A WORKING FAMILY Hank and Cindy Tilbert dreamed of building a cozy home and family in northern Ohio, a New England-style colonial home on 9 acres. Building it with their own hands in affordable stages, it now showcases Cindy’s collection of American antiques. Winfield Ross SQUASH, AN AMERICAN NATIVE Squash, together with maize and beans, nourished Native Americans for millennia and was soon adopted by European immigrants and the rest of the world. We look at the culinary and cultural history of squash from acorn to zucchini, whether raw, cooked, or preserved with smoke. Jessica Diemer-Eaton POOR MAN'S SILVER: !8TH-CENTURY TINWARE Tin-plated iron was as decorative as it was useful. Developed in the 18th Century and soon a specialized trade, we show you how skilled artisans made the earliest (and some of the most decorative) tinware. Carl and Marcia Giordano VANISHING TREASURES Barns are rapidly disappearing from the landscape. Help us preserve these iconic symbols of America’s agrarian heritage by sending us photos of old barns and sharing stories of their reclamation. CLASSIC HOPPING JOHN Today’s New Year’s Day tradition began as a simple meal in South Carolina’s antebellum African-American community, but the flavor of modern versions barely hints at the taste and texture of the original dish—made with Carolina Gold rice, field peas, and slow-smoked pork. We share the real recipe and where to buy historical ingredients. Robert F. Moss DECORATE YOUR DOOR AND TABLE Take a shortcut to crafting a holiday centerpiece using iron armatures to add height and stability to our easy arrangement of a traditional wreath and pomegranates—or use a single armature for our harvest season wall hanging. START YOUR OWN SWEET HOLIDAY TRADITION Sweetmeats in paper cones hanging on Zuckertütenbaum (sugar-bag trees) soothed the fears of new first-graders two centuries ago in the German states. We’ve adapted this tradition for keepsakes you can make to decorate your tree at Christmastime. Debora Ahmed All orders shipped promptly with FedEx Express, tracking number provided. Faster domestic and international shipping options available upon request.Condition:Brand New, Year Published:2017, Publication Name:Early American Life, Subject:Antiques & Collectibles, Language:English, Type:Magazine, Theme:Antiques & History, Issue Type:Monthly, Month:December, Country/Region of Manufacture:United States, Era/Year:2017, pages:80, Year:2017, Brand:Traditions
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