Eighteenth-century apothercaries serve as druggist, doctor, and occasional surgeon.
Strips of white oak await the basketmaker's nimble fingers.
From the laundry to the barn, the blacksmith's wares are always at hand.
The bookbinder adorns a tome's cover with the imprint from an array of wheels.
Williamsburg's foundations rest on rows set by the brickmaker's strong hands.
In the skilled cabinetmaker's grip, carving tools inscribe feathered rows.
Carpenters transform boards and beams into sturdy shelter using hefty mallets and sharp planes.
Circles drawn with the cooper's compass translate into barrels of perfect roundness.
Straw whisks, metal tongs, and wooden spoons used in historic foodways are shapes familiar to modern cooks.
Hand-held bellows coax transfigurative heat from low flames at the foundry.
The gunsmith plies the skills of several trades, assembling a weapon from wood and metal.
The milliner's shears slice cloth to fit a woman's form.
All the news that's fit to print is transferred to paper at the printer's shop.
Cart and yoke await the oxen's pull in rural trades.
Harnesses, leads, straps and stirrups from the saddlemaker's shop guide horses all through town.
Keeping Williamsburg well shod requires an array of expertise of the shoemaker.
Files of varying degrees smooth rough edges at the silversmith's shop.
Needle and thread make the clothes that make the man at the tailor's bench.
A shuttle feeds a yarn-hungry loom at the weaver's.
Once assembled, a wheel from the wheelwright's shop can weigh as much as 250 pounds.
Keeping heads in high fashion is the wigmaker's charge.