A LIVING HISTORY BLOG.

18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Getting dressed in the 18th century. Ladies.

Southern Cross Free Trappers Newsletter Vol. 59, June 2017


17C American Women: 17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-b...

17C American Women: 17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-b...: Wenceslaus Hollar (Czech artist, 1607-1677)  'Ornatus Muliebris Anglicanus. The severall 'Habits of Englishwomen, from the Nobilit...

Pirates and Privateers History Page.


Stories & Articles Here: http://www.cindyvallar.com/pirates.html

Monday, 19 June 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

17C American Women: 17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-b...

17C American Women: 17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-b...: We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) allow us to see the...

Museum of Appalachia Independence Day Celebration & Anvil Shoot


While most Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, we mark the occasion by using gunpowder to launch a 200-pound anvil sky-high! Join us as we carry on this pioneer tradition. 
Anvil shoots are scheduled for:
10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

17C American Women: Sir Walter Raleigh & Roanoke Island, North Carolin...

17C American Women: Sir Walter Raleigh & Roanoke Island, North Carolin...: In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618), English adventurer to the new world, writer, & favorite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, is behea...

17C American Women: Sir Walter Raleigh & Roanoke Island, North Carolin...

17C American Women: Sir Walter Raleigh & Roanoke Island, North Carolin...: In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618), English adventurer to the new world, writer, & favorite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, is behea...

18th Century Brass Tinderbox with Burn Marks Inside.


This is claimed to be an original 18th century brass tinderbox. Note the burn marks on the inside of the lid, suggesting that this tinderbox was indeed used for snuffing out smouldering tinder. This indicates that this item was used for preparing tinder & for making fire from the tinder whilst it was still in the tinderbox.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

17C American Women: The Chesapeake Headright System Increases Numbers ...



17C American Women: The Chesapeake Headright System Increases Numbers ...: Both Virginia and Maryland employed the “headright” system to encourage the importation of the servant workers, that they so desperately nee...

Colonial Williamsburg plans tomahawk throwing range in Historic Area

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has submitted a proposal to the city’s zoning board to construct a “tomahawk/axe throwing range” in the Historic Area at the old military encampment site at 311 East Nicholson Street.. (Courtesy Google Maps)

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Testing For Edible Plants.

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Testing For Edible Plants.: I will eat berries that are known to me, other flora I will test first before eating. Personally I would not bother testing for edibili...

Monday, 5 June 2017

The King's 8th Journal.


This blog can be found here: http://kings8thjournal.com/category/articles/

17C American Women: Portrait of an 17C New England British-American Wo...

17C American Women: Portrait of an 17C New England British-American Wo...: Portrait of Mary Mason of New England, by unknown artist, C. 1670.

The “Catawba Deerskin Map.” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/2005625337

The “Catawba Deerskin Map.” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/2005625337

"Once Upon a Time": The work of Jacob Sell the Elder.

"Once Upon a Time": The work of Jacob Sell the Elder.:            The Elder (1741-1825) was the patriarch of the Sell gunmaking family and almost certainly the father of Ja...

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Into the West - Part 6 (Ghost Dance)

Into the West - Part 5 (Casualties of War)

Into the West - Part 4 (Hell on Wheels)

Into the West - Part 3 (Dreams and Schemes)

Into the West - Part 2 (Manifest Destiny)

Into the West - Part 1 (Wheel to the Stars)

17C American Women: The Chesapeake Tobacco Economy - Indentured Servan...

17C American Women: The Chesapeake Tobacco Economy - Indentured Servan...: The Chesapeake was immensely hospitable to tobacco cultivation. Profit-hungry settlers often planted tobacco, before they planted corn; seek...

Friday, 2 June 2017