1860s

President Lincoln’s funeral (1865)

Remains of President Lincoln in Chicago Yesterday was a marked day in the history of Chicago -- a day long to be remembered by the hundreds of thousands, who witnessed the grand and imposing ceremony of re... Read more...

How to make an imitation feather (1862)

An imitation feather This feather would not of course answer for a dress bonnet, nor for a ball headdress, but it makes a very pretty trimming for a child's hat. Take a piece of muslin, nansock, or cambric,... Read more...

Antique work basket craft project (1862)

Work basket, trimmed with ribbon Procure a small basket, of a round or oval shape, with a lid some violet and maize-colored ribbon (the quantity must depend upon the size of the basket): it will require to be ... Read more...

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