|Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home|
|Where We Lived, Discovering the Places We Once Called Home is about how early American families lived in these old houses and the range of their lives in them--from the impossibly wealthy to the unimaginably poor, from Boston and New York to the small farms and plantations of the rural South, from trim New England villages to the raw frontier "West" of Missouri, Ohio, and Illinois.
Where We Lived presents, for the first time, a marriage of eyewitness accounts of early American life with the remarkable photography of the Depression-Era Historic American Building Survey. Combining images with text by gifted historian Jack Larkin, Where We Lived offers a new look into everyday life at the dawn of the new Republic, from the lives of slaves and paupers to those of frontiersmen and East Coast elites.
|Historic American Buildings Survey|
|Where We Lived is richly illustrated with handsome black-and-white photography of old houses from the Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) collection and supplemented with period woodcuts, engravings, paintings, artifacts, and maps.
HABS is the nation's first federal preservation program, begun in 1933 to document America's architectural heritage. Creation of the program was motivated primarily by the perceived need to mitigate the negative effects upon our history and culture of rapidly vanishing architectural resources.
|Old Sturbridge Village|
|Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a history museum and learning resource that invites all visitors to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration in the exploration of New England's past. It is a nonprofit, educational museum that is open year-round in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
The centerpiece of the museum is a re-created rural New England town of the 1830s set on more than 200 acres of historical landscape, encompassing a Center Village, Mills Area, and Countryside. Jack Larkin is chief historian at OSV.