Hello, I have been working with a Midwest living history museum, building primitive furniture for them from 1840. I have been doing a lot of research on the furniture they want, the materials that would have been used from the area as well as hardware and techniques. The rooms that I am working on are a temporary school room and the local woodworker that made most of the furniture. Are there any websites with pictures or books that have actual pictures, not someone's recreation of what they think of the furniture from the 1840's. When I google antique primitive furniture from that time, I get a lot of manufactures renditions, distressed and finished. the furniture I have to make has to be considered new from back then. I know I wont find pictures of new (not distressed) furniture. Just looking for actual pictures of furniture, designs, styles and the way they were built. I'm not looking for Victorian or styles of furniture from the east coast city's back then. There is not much out there showing what I'm looking for. This is the beginnings of a new Midwestern town. Here is a picture of some of the furniture that I have made. I have also in the past, researched and made all the double hung windows for the building as they would have been made back then.