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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 until eventually the ebook of this finished quantity, there was no easy advisor 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, exhibiting how gender, age, ethnicity, and sophistication have been usually displayed during the items worn. White attracts not just at the goods themselves, yet makes use of their portrayal in artwork, modern writings, ads, and enterprise files to evaluate their aspiring to their proprietors. A reference quantity for the shelf of somebody 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.

9780759114654 1. Dress accessories—United States—History. I. Title. 48–1992. Table of Contents AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR STATE AND LOCAL HISTORY BOOK SERIES Title Page Copyright Page Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1 - Introduction CHAPTER 2 - Sources for Interpreting Artifacts of Personal Adornment CHAPTER 3 - Clothing Fasteners CHAPTER 4 - Jewelry CHAPTER 5 - Hair Accessories CHAPTER 6 - Miscellaneous Accessories References Index About the Author Acknowledgments I NEVER INTENDED TO WRITE THIS BOOK. WHEN I INITIATED my dissertation research, an examination of personal adornment from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I naively imagined myself comparing the artifact assemblages to published comparative examples from both archaeological and museological contexts.

While Meskell’s emphasis is not on personal adornment per se, her focus on identity and embodiment of various identities is pertinent to this volume. In the following section I take up these ideas. GROUNDING IDENTITY: THE THEORETICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THIS VOLUME The concept of identity is complicated, paradoxical, and culturally situated in time, place, and society. Identity defines a person as part of a group, that is, as the same as the rest of the group, and defines a person as an individual, as separate and different from some larger grouping.

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