Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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s use lingered longest in the tavern and inns and inthe London chop houses, until the coming in of coffee andtea houses. It played a very important part in the earlyhouseholds of America, in many cases being the onlyavailable ware. After a little, as the population andstrength of the young colonies increased, it gave way, asin England to the popularity of china. The principal portof manufacture and also of the distribution of English master of the house made hot apple toddy. Pewter at its best is plain, relying entirely on its form,for appearance. The polishing was a serious problem inColonial days, its brilliancy reflecting to the credit of thehousewife. The children gathered for this use a certainrush from the swamps. It cost an extra effort to keep itbright and shining, but no one who truly loves this reminderof bygone days, will regret the time expended. The slowgleam of silver-like hue gradually appearing on the surfacerewards his efforts much like the smile of a verv old friend.
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Pewter hot-water jug dated 1 796. Old English candlestick. Pewter tankard owned by Miss Mary Hodges of Topsfield, Massachusetts February, 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 59
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