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By Carolyn L. White

Bracelets, buckles, buttons, and beads. Clasps, combs, and chains. goods of non-public adornment fill museum collections and are frequently exposed in ancient interval archaeological excavations. yet till the booklet of this complete quantity, there was no uncomplicated advisor to assist curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or creditors determine this type of gadgets 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 price 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 proprietors. A reference quantity for the shelf of someone drawn to early American fabric tradition. Over a hundred illustrations and tables.

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In order to accurately identify and interpret the artifacts of personal adornment as I intended, I would have to trace multitudinous research paths. In following the serpentine lines of research for each individual artifact category and pulling them together as one major component of my dissertation, I realized I had created the beginnings of the practical resource I imagined was already out there. Many people have given me generous support and encouragement throughout the process that culminates in the publication of this book.

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