Along the way style imposed itself over the basic function of chairs, as columnist Roy Booth points out in this week’s column.
Before World War II just about everybody farmed and hauled lumber and cord wood with horses. That love of the heavy horse seems to persist especially in Ohio, the heart of draft horse country in the modern farming era.
After the 1876 Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia American artisans began to develop true American styles, especially in art forms. Greater progress was evident after 1876 than in the two centuries prior.
Some historians say the history of East Liverpool, Ohio, is the pottery history of the United States. Columnist Roy Booth traces the roots of pottery in the Ohio Valley.
During a short period – 1920s to 1930s – American’s lifestyles changed radically year by year.
The history of bread isn’t complete without the history of the mills.
You might say stained glass art has a colored past. Columnist Roy Booth explores its early use.
We’d never survive in the Puritan era, when music and singing was considered an ungodly practice. Columnist Roy Booth explores America’s musical history.
Our current fascination with herbs and ‘natural’ remedies is nothing new, says columnist Roy Booth.
Is there a single design plan you should follow when building a house for your horse? No.