Travel back in time over 300 years for an authentic glimpse of typical occupations practiced in colonial America from the mid-seventeenth to the late eighteenth century. Artist Peter Copeland makes it possible in this carefully researched and meticulously rendered coloring book. Forty lively scenes — five of them double-page — depict a variety of tradespeople and crafters: the watercart driver, who supplied townspeople with fresh water daily for a small fee; the town crier, a colonial version of today's TV newscaster; the tinker, a traveling repairman; and many more. Other workers shown in accurate, ready-to-color illustrations include sailmakers, a broom maker, textile dyers, a herdsman, servants in a great house, potter, stonemasons, furniture makers, cannon founders, ship carver, brickmakers, shinglemaker, miller, locksmith, and many others. Intriguing windows to the past that will provide hours of educational entertainment at home or in the classroom, these carefully detailed illustrations are accompanied by fact-filled descriptive captions.