American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation (American Association for State & Local History)

American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation (American Association for State & Local History)

By: Carolyn L. White (author)Paperback

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Description

Bracelets, buckles, buttons, and beads. Clasps, combs, and chains. Items of personal adornment fill museum collections and are regularly uncovered in historical period archaeological excavations. But until the publication of this comprehensive volume, there has been no basic guide to help curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or collectors identify this class of objects from colonial and early republican America. Carolyn L. White helps the reader understand and interpret these artifacts, discussing their source, manufacture, materials, function, and value in early American life. She uses them as a window on personal identity, showing how gender, age, ethnicity, and class were often displayed through the objects worn. White draws not only on the items themselves, but uses their portrayal in art, contemporary writings, advertisements, and business records to assess their meaning to their owners. A reference volume for the shelf of anyone interested in early American material culture. Over 100 illustrations and tables.

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About Author

Carolyn L. White is assistant professor of historical archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a research fellow at Boston University.

Contents

1 CHAPTER 1: Introduction 2 CHAPTER 2: Sources for Interpreting Artifacts of Personal Adornment 3 CHAPTER 3: Clothing Fasteners 4 CHAPTER 4: Jewelry 5 CHAPTER 5: Hair Accessories 6 CHAPTER 6: Miscellaneous Accessories 7 References 8 Index 9 About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/08/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780759105898
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780759105898
  • weight: 458
  • ISBN10: 0759105898

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