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Shoemaker's Shop Replica Lighted House

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∙ Replica of Shoemaker's Shop
∙ Laser-cut
∙ For use as tree ornament or display
∙ Made in USA
∙ WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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Handmade in Virginia! Secret scene inside every cottage! This hand-assembled miniature building is a detailed replica of the structure Shoemaker's Shop in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg. Finely detailed both inside and out. Made from cabinet grade birch. With a bulb inserted in the hole on the bottom of the house, the inside is lighted to reveal details of the building's interior. This building comes with a string to be hung as an ornament, and can be lit by inserting a standard Christmas tree light bulb into the hole on the building's underside. The string can be removed to display as a lighted house. The small stand, sold separately, will elevate the house and light from underneath with a tea light. Tealights sold separately.  3.5"H x 2.5"W 2.375"D
One of the most commonly-practiced trades in 18th-century Virginia, historical shoemaking is preserved at the Shoemaker's Shop, open for visitors today. Techniques are rediscovered in the study of 18th-century shoes and evidence in the shop's apprenticehip program. Shoemakers arrived in America in 1610 The first shoemakers arrived in America at Jamestown in 1610, and the trade was thriving as early as 1616. In 1661, the Virginia Assembly directed that each county must erect one or more tanneries and shoe manufactories. It also imposed tariffs on leather and shoes exported from Virginia to control speculation and profiteering in the local shoe trade, and stipulated that the fees collected go to finance the founding of the College of William and Mary.

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