18th Century NC Plantation Life

North Carolina plantations, at least in the mid to late 1700’s did not approach the grandeur of Tara. They had some fine things – Chinese porcelain, Delft china, Pewter, silver and finely crafted furniture. They and their slaves also had to work hard to create the necessities of life, and the tools at hand did not have the sophistication that we take for granted today.


Meat Salting box – carved from a single tree.


Salting barrel, another tool for preserving meat





A floor mop made of corn husks


Corn husk mop and straw broom

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