Friday, August 30, 2013

Household Chores at Davies Manor, Bartlett, TN (4 of 6)

Of course, life on the typical southern plantation was not all fine dining and parlor music.  The Davies household was no different than any other.  Their chores centered around the three basic needs-
food, clothing and shelter.

The small kitchen included a cupboard and work table opposite a wood burning stove.

Clothing and linens were made from home-grown, home-spun material and assembled with the aid of a modern home sewing machine.

General housekeeping was a continuing battle in the Davies home, since dust and pollen particles were a major component of the fresh air that was invited inside through open windows and doors.

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