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Irons

From the The Chronicle Volume XIV, No. 4, December 1961 by Charlotte Woodhull Judging from accounts of the home life of our early ancestors, they were not particularly fastidious about laundering. Their garments, furthermore,...

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Tools in Art: Albrecht Dürer

by Anonymous, reprinted from The Chronicle, Volume XXIV, No. 4, September 1971 Appropriate for the Christmas season we thought we would take a religious theme. The way the artist has depicted factual evidence has...

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‘The Cork Cutter’

by William B. Sprague Reprinted from The Chronicle Volume 1, No. 7, September, 1934 Cork-cutting, according to Rivington ( 1827), was “one of the blackest and dirtiest of trades, and not very profit­able either...

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‘The Clogmaker’

by David G. Perch Reprinted from The Chronicle Volume 28, No. 4, December, 1975 One afternoon late last spring, I had a chance to experience a once-­in-a-lifetime sight. For two hours I watched a...