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 frequently exposed in ancient interval archaeological excavations. yet till the ebook of this complete quantity, there was no uncomplicated advisor to aid curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or creditors determine this classification of gadgets from colonial and early republican the USA. 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 identification, exhibiting how gender, age, ethnicity, and sophistication have been usually displayed in the course of the gadgets worn. White attracts not just at the goods themselves, yet makes use of their portrayal in paintings, modern writings, ads, and enterprise documents to evaluate their intending to their vendors. A reference quantity for the shelf of someone attracted to early American fabric tradition. Over a hundred illustrations and tables.

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Com PO BOX 317, Oxford OX2 9RU, UK Copyright © 2005 by AltaMira Press All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher. , 1969– American artifacts of personal adornment, 1680-1820 : a guide to identification and interpretation / Carolyn L. White. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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I am grateful to Shannon Plank for her role as colleague and friend, beginning from day one of our graduate careers. I am lucky to have such assuring and wonderful parents, Rosie and Bill White, and I thank them for their interest in the book and their enthusiasm in the appropriate places along the way. Thanks also to my sister, Kate White, who has been a steady friend, asking about the book’s progress and listening to my responses. I am also grateful to my in-laws, Rich and Ronnie Seidenberg, for their help and encouragement.

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