In this issue-
An Interesting Picture
Captain John Outwater's desk
Our Annual business meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23rd, at the
Wycoff-Garretson house in Franklin Township, NJ. Time from 1:30
to 5 or so. We will have a pot luck lunch, followed by the
meeting, then 18th Century games and socializing. Printed invites
will be mailed.
Up for election are the adjutant, paymaster and
Quartermaster. We will set our 2013 schedule and conduct needed
All members should attend, and prospective members are invited.
Please coordinate what food you will bring with the Commander.
Men's coats were shorter during the revolution than they had
been during the prior years of the century. They were form
fitted, snugger than modern clothes usually are, particularly in the
arms. Military coats in particular had close fitted sleeves and
cuffs. Notice the breeches are also very form fitted on the legs!
A noble man in a
fine velvet suit.
About 1788, a nice double breasted suit (and waistcoat)
very rare in the hobby, but common at the time.
A group of gentlemen.
Some civilian coats had wider
sleeve cuffs- cuffs had a tendency to get tighter through the war.
worn outside the home, a
banyon- a robe worn casually to relax in by the wealthy.
18th CENTURY FURNITURE
The windsor chair is a classic and well known. They
also had Queen Anne and Baroque styles. Here are a few things we
don't see anymore!
An example of a folding tea
table- the top turns on its side to take up less space, such as for a
A tilt table
A couple of partution or birthing chairs, used for baby delivery.
SYRUP, presented by Julie Nuzzo
A receipt from "Pleasures of Colonial Cooking", prepared by the
Miller-Cory House Museum, and the New Jersey Historical Society, 1982:
Syrrup of Lemons
Take three pints of Juice of Lemons. Run it throw a Jelly Bag without
Crushing. Then put to it two pounds and a half of loaf Sugar. Boil it
with a soft fire to a Syrrup.
18th Century legal document from somerset county militia Captain
Jim found this and used it
as an example of monmouth knit caps. It shows a man disguised as
a woman fighting off the constables or night watch (identified by their
staffs, the mark of the job before badges). I would like to find
to this scene, or the artist!
18th Century Dutch
peasant...with a very rare beard!
18th Century Dutch