The lives of colonial bakers began early in the day, as did that of other preparers of food, and it revolved upon proper time management and the usage of fresh ingredients. While the colonial diet consisted of a number o... More »

There were few commercial bakers operating during colonial times until cities and towns began to be established, such as in 1640 A.D. in Plymouth and 1645 A.D. in New York. Outside of dense settlements, most baking was d... More »

A Colonial gunsmith was a craftsman in American Colonial times who modified and repaired all the different types of guns and rifles used by the American colonists. These gunsmiths also specialized in the custom productio... More »

On a typical day in American Colonial life, the man of the house worked outside while his wife performed household duties. Children either did chores or received an education. Daily life varied based on the area, the tim... More »

In colonial Maryland, some aspects of life were quite the same as they are now: children went to school, while their mothers and fathers worked hard to put food on the table and keep the nation’s economy afloat. Some par... More »

Some colonial ships, such as the Mayflower, were often triple-masted; the three masts were the fore mast, the main mast and the mizzen mast, which sat on the quarter deck near the stern of the ship. The Mayflower and sim... More »

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Colonial coopers used an abundance of carpentry tools to cut and shape wood. These included a variety of saws, knives, pincers and tongs, bladed tools such as the adze, billhook and froe, as well as augurs and mallets. T... More »