Master of Mahogany : Tom Day, Free Black Cabinetmaker (African-American Artists and Artisans)
2 journalers for this copy...
The Thomas Day House/Yellow Tavern is located 15 minutes from Danville in Milton, NC and I have vague plans to donate this book (well labeled for BC!) to the restoration project.
Poor Ms. Lyons -- she wrote this in 1994 and in 1995, Tom's brother John's letters were discovered, scattering her theories about Morning Star, Cyrus, and the coat of many colors to the winds ...
I'd love to see this book revised and published anew. It's so unique and well-suited to reports for Black History Month. Most of the photos are lovely (although I'd prefer a clearer view of the newel post in the Paschal House, page 25). It would be wonderful if the digs at Milton and the 19th-century South could be toned down as well. "...Mary Ann needed a better class of young people..." indeed!
The story of a law passed solely to allow Tom's wife Acquilla to move to North Carolina was very romantic!
See this site: for updated info.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Put in doorway leaning against right side -- 2nd doorway from the right.
I would like the world to know about Mr. Day and so my plan is to send it traveling out west to Colorado with my fried who is visiting here.
CAUGHT IN MILTON NORTH CAROLINA USA