By Carolyn L. White
Bracelets, buckles, buttons, and beads. Clasps, combs, and chains. goods of non-public adornment fill museum collections and are on a regular basis exposed in ancient interval archaeological excavations. yet till the e-book of this finished quantity, there was no uncomplicated advisor to assist curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or creditors determine this type of items from colonial and early republican the United States. Carolyn L. White is helping the reader comprehend and interpret those artifacts, discussing their resource, manufacture, fabrics, functionality, and price in early American existence. She makes use of them as a window on own identification, displaying how gender, age, ethnicity, and sophistication have been frequently displayed during the gadgets worn. White attracts not just at the goods themselves, yet makes use of their portrayal in artwork, modern writings, ads, and enterprise files to evaluate their aspiring to their vendors. A reference quantity for the shelf of an individual drawn to early American fabric tradition. Over a hundred illustrations and tables.
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The archaeologically recovered artifacts of personal adornment illustrated in this volume were excavated in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, under the direction of the archaeological staff at Strawbery Banke Museum. Artifacts from the Richard Hart, Richard Shortridge, Sherburne, Marshall, and Rider-Wood sites are illustrated in this volume. These are domestic sites occupied between 1680 and 1820. 1. Categories of personal adornment discussed in this volume USING THIS GUIDE I hope that this guide will be used by scholars and students of material culture across a variety of disciplines and interests.
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