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 non-public adornment fill museum collections and are on a regular basis exposed in ancient interval archaeological excavations. yet until eventually the book of this entire quantity, there was no uncomplicated consultant to assist curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or creditors determine this type of items from colonial and early republican the US. Carolyn L. White is helping the reader comprehend and interpret those artifacts, discussing their resource, manufacture, fabrics, functionality, and cost in early American existence. She makes use of them as a window on own id, displaying how gender, age, ethnicity, and sophistication have been frequently displayed throughout the items worn. White attracts not just at the goods themselves, yet makes use of their portrayal in artwork, modern writings, ads, and enterprise documents to evaluate their aspiring to their proprietors. A reference quantity for the shelf of a person attracted to early American fabric tradition. Over a hundred illustrations and tables.

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