Monday, September 28, 2009

Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead, Part V

At last, Sarah gets her long-awaited bedroom. As with all the other rooms in this pioneer family's home, the bedroom is multi-purposed. It not only served as the bedroom, but it was the sewing room and housed Dr. Pound's apothecary and medical instruments.

The mattress is a cloth 'ticking' stuffed with cotton bolls which were pulled off the farm's plants and cleaned. Notice that the right side of the headboard is cut off which again points out that if something did not fit a particular place it was modified. The photos on the bed are of two other doctors in the area, Dr. Woods of "True Women" fame and Dr. Steel of San Antonio, both of which served with Dr. Pound during the Civil War.

As previously mentioned in other parts of the series, all quilts were made by Sarah, daughters, and granddaughters.

This trunk is at the end of the bed and above is Dr. Pound's saddle bags, beaver top hat and some of the children's shoes.

Note the lighting apparatus on Mrs. Pound's dresser. How would you like to have this lighting while trying to do makeup, although I doubt very seriously Mrs. Pound used makeup. Nevertheless, these tiny oil lamps leave a lot to be desired by today's standards but probably were appreciated in that era. :D

The wardrobe with Mrs. Pound and daughters' dresses. The red dress was worn by one of the daughters, Georgia, as Grand Representative of Rhode Island in the Grand Chapter of Texas, Order of the Eastern Star.

Don't you just love this dress? It is so sweet.

You would have to allow extra time when dressing to get your shoes on with all the buttons.

Mrs. Pound's Sears & Roebuck sewing machine with the complete instruction manual.

Some of the windows in the bedroom and parlor go to the floor which brings the outside in so well.

Dr. Pound's apothecary and medical instruments with the next part of the series showing close ups.

The bedroom fireplace.

The next part is about Dr. Pound's apothecary, medical instruments, and pharmaceuticals. If you missed and are interested in the other parts, go here: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV.

Until next time, God bless.


Donna said...

Love these sweetie!!! Thanks for the tour!!hughugs

Lily said...

Do you suppose they thought candlelight was romantic? LOL

Isn't the Eastern Star a Masonic branch for females?

I have a button hook hanging on my kitchen wall. Even with the tool, it seems as if it would be quite time consuming to button the boots. I prefer slip-ons!

Lynn said...

Lily, yes, Eastern Star is the Masonic female branch.

I am with you about the slip-ons. My favorites are a solid, backless walking shoe. :D They look ugly but oh so comfy.

SquirrelQueen said...

I can't take my eyes off all the quilts you show, they are all so beautiful. And the treadle sewing machine is great. I remember as a very small child my grandmother would let me "make the peddle go" on her's, it was very similar to the one in the photo.