2What jobs do you know? The Cooper Turner Carpenter Mercer Vinter Peruke MakerSilkmanCordwalnerWainwrightApothecaryUpholsterer
3Savannah- The Original Settlers James Goddard- CarpenterWalter Fox TurnerJohn Gready FarmerJames Carwell- Peruke MakerRichard Cannon- CalenderWilliam Cox SurgeonGeorge Symes- ApothecaryJoseph Fitzwalter-GardenerJohn Sammes- CordwalnerJohn Warren Flax and hemp dresserJoshua Overend- MercerFrancis Mugridge- SawyerPaul Amatis SilkmanJohn Penrose- Husbandman
4Savannah- The Original Settlers Joseph Hughes- Cider TaderRichard Hodges-BasketmakerJames Muir-Peruke MakerTomas Christle - MerchantJoseph Cooper-WriterJoseph Stanley-Stocking MakerRobert Clarke-TailorPeter Gordon-UpholstererThomas Causton-Calico PrinterJoseph Vanderplank-SeamanThomas Young -WheelwrightJoseph Coles-Miller and Baker
5The Tanner The tanner is found in most towns, unlike the tailor. He is very busy. The tanner makes clothes from animal skins.He also makes leather buckets, leather saddles, and leather mugs.
6The Tailor The tailor is very similar to the tanner. The tailor was extremely busy.He sews all of the clothes by hand.The tailor makes the clothes out of regular cloth.
7Peruke Maker Today we might call a peruke maker a wig maker. If you wanted to be fashionable in 1790s,then you needed to wear a wig.It was almost a fashion necessity for gentlemen and successful businessmen.Just being able to afford a wig was a means of showing your wealth and status.
8The Cobbler or CORDWAINER: a shoemaker or worker of leather The cobbler makes shoes. He is a very busy man because people walked a lot.The cobbler fixes old shoes and makes new ones. It’s very expensive to get a new pair of shoes, so colonists make sure their shoes are well worn before getting a new pair or getting them fixed!The shoes aren’t very fancy, in fact, the cobbler uses the same pattern for every shoe, and it makes no difference whether it’s left or right!Each shoe is exactly the same.
9CHANDLER:CHANDLER: originally, one who made or sold candles and soap.
10Basketmaker BASKETMAN: person who made baskets and furniture from wicker.Basket making was mostly made by the family for their own use rather than a business.Most families made their own baskets – which lasted many years.They made baskets of all sizes and shapes for personal family use.
11CarpentersIn the colonial times when most buildings were made from wood, no tradesman was more useful than the carpenter.The main business of the colonial carpenter was to cut and join timber and board into sturdy wooden homes and shops.Carpenters built new homes, shops, outbuildings stables, sheds, and they also made repairs.
12The Town Crier The town crier is how we get our news in the town. He travels from town to town ringing a bell to get everyone's attention.When he tells the news he doesn’t give very much detail just a statement like: "War was declared today".
13The PrinterThe colonial printers were more than operators of print shops.They were also America's first publishers of newspapers, magazines, and books.
14Black Smith SMITHY was a person who made or repaired metal items. Blacksmiths used a special fireplace called a forge to heat the metal to a temperature hot enough so that it could bend and be shaped.The metal needs to reach a temperature of about 2000 degrees.He made pots, tools, cooking utensils, locks, latches as well as horseshoes.
16Links to Colonial Occupations Definition for Colonial OccupationsColonial Occupations- definitionsColonial WilliamsburgWeaversAmerican Centuries Memorial Hall Museum OnlineSame site but Just for KidColonial Williamsburg TradesColonial Occupations – Thinkquest