American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide by Carolyn L. White

By Carolyn L. White

Bracelets, buckles, buttons, and beads. Clasps, combs, and chains. goods of private adornment fill museum collections and are usually exposed in old interval archaeological excavations. yet until eventually the book of this entire quantity, there was no simple advisor to aid curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or creditors determine this category 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 cost in early American lifestyles. She makes use of them as a window on own identification, exhibiting how gender, age, ethnicity, and sophistication have been usually displayed throughout the gadgets worn. White attracts not just at the goods themselves, yet makes use of their portrayal in paintings, modern writings, ads, and company files to evaluate their aspiring to their proprietors. A reference quantity for the shelf of somebody attracted to early American fabric tradition. Over a hundred illustrations and tables.

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