Dating 1800s house
The earliest type of colonial wall covering is wattle and daub which is an ancient building material consisting of interwoven laths or twigs plastered with a mixture of mud or clay.Replacing that in the late 17th century was riven lath.Victorian etiquette for men courting dictated that a man could offer the girl his hand if the road was uneven. She could flirt with her fan, as this behavior was within the protocol of accepted behavior.7. Step 1 – courtship The Victorian people were very cautious about courtships.That was the only touch, which was accepted between a man and a woman, who was not engaged to him. An unmarried girl would never date a man at the night. The dating would firstly begin when the couple would speak to one another.This type of lath was not available until circa 1825-1835, after the circular saw came into more general use ill-sawn laths in between the two "new" windows where a window had been removed and lath and plastered over.On the right you can see the original center window from this exterior photo of The Stovers.
The type of lath used on a particular wall helps to date at least that wall, if not the building.Thus, some or the other kind of supervision was ensured when the couples were meeting.