EYE ON ANTIQUES: GERMAN DECORATED BOXES
The ornamented containers often mistaken for American antiques held more than just the bride’s treasures.
Linda Carter Lefko
LIVING HISTORY ON THE OHIO FRONTIER
Every primitive antique in the Hensons’ house offers a sense of Ohio’s early-19th-century history.
AT HOME IN A PENNSYLVANIA FARMHOUSE
The Smiths have spent 30 years furnishing this c. 1720 fieldstone house to their liking—and the builder’s.
THE STORIES BEHIND THE SAMPLERS
A Virginia couple’s collection shows just how widespread early needlework was, from Massachusetts to California.
LIFE IN EARLY AMERICA: LEWIS & CLARK, THE BEGINNING OF A JOURNEY
Except for its scientific discoveries and our modern romanticism, the Missouri Expedition might have been forgotten.
M. Louis Rousseau
TRAVEL EARLY AMERICA: FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF LEWIS & CLARK
Three years’ worth of events across the country give modern travelers a glimpse of what the first explorers saw.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Masterpiece quilts from the Shelburne Museum
ON THE COVER
Antiques and period reproductions mix comfortably in a bedroom of the Smiths 18th-century Pennsylvania fieldstone farmhouse. Photograph by Carl Socolow.