Nettie wrote:Well a couple ideas are historical societies. Our state's Minnesota Historical society has an online database of photos and you can search 1800's farmhouse for pictures and pull up a few. Other states might have even better ones.
PBS had a special a couple of years back called Death of the Dream which featured dying farmhouses. You can check out this link- I think there is a virtual farmhouse you can visit. http://www.pbs.org/ktca/farmhouses/
There are a few of us on this site that have farmhouses from the 1800s so you can search this site as well for pictures.
I commend you for wanting to restore your house- most farmhouses are pretty bare bones for conveniences, it's fun to come on here and listen to stories about butler's pantries and bells for the maids. Our reality was more likely a root cellar and big dinner bell for the neighborhood men that came to help with the threshing.
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