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October 2013 Source Guide
Eye on Antiques: Faces that Roar
With white eyes and teeth in stark visages covered in dark glaze, rare but revealing face jugs grab your attention and hint at a history seen differently by collectors and academics.
Landing in Vermont
After Al and Priscilla Reylek had restored several homes, they retired to a condo in the shadow of the Green Mountains, downsizing and concentrating their collection of folk art without losing the warmth and charm of a family home.
Selling Antiques at Auction
Parting with treasures is always problematic but doing it right means finding the right auction house, one knowledgeable enough to properly value your particular objects and able to find the most appreciative new owner.
An Uncommon Museum
No velvet ropes here—the Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House in Illinois invites you to indulge your senses by touching and even sitting on the furniture.
Bell, Book, Candle, Broom, and Crowned Hat
The image of an old hag in black robe and pointed hat, riding a broom in search of mischief, dates back for centuries. We examine the origins of the Halloween icon.
Life in Early America: The Wheel that Built the Village
The gristmill, built to grind grain into flour, sustained life and contributed to the rise of communities. Few remain to tell of one of civilization’s earliest industries.
Harvest Time at Monticello
Progressive gardener Thomas Jefferson drew inspiration (and plant stock) from various cultures to sow his gardens and enjoy the fruits of the harvest.
Side by Side: Rags into Rugs
Rugs brightened and warmed early homes. Those who couldn’t afford expensive textiles or sought self-expression sometimes wove their own. We profile six weavers who carry on that tradition.
Brimstone and Fire on the Lake
American and British sailors who fought for control of Lake Erie 200 years ago describe the battle that changed the course of the War of 1812.