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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 ancient interval archaeological excavations. yet until eventually the e-book of this accomplished quantity, there was no easy consultant to assist curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or creditors determine this category 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 price in early American lifestyles. She makes use of them as a window on own identification, exhibiting how gender, age, ethnicity, and sophistication have been frequently displayed throughout the gadgets worn. White attracts not just at the goods themselves, yet makes use of their portrayal in artwork, modern writings, ads, and company documents to evaluate their intending to their proprietors. A reference quantity for the shelf of someone attracted to early American fabric tradition. Over a hundred illustrations and tables.

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