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American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation

By: Carolyn L. White, University of Nevada, Reno

Price: $51.95

Publisher: AltaMira Press: Sep 2005

Seller ID: 105898

ISBN: 0759105898

Condition: 160 pages, Over 100 illustrations and tables., paperback, AltaMira Press


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. Sh... View more info

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How the West Was Worn

By: Chris Enss

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Falcon: 09/01/2005

Seller ID: 735648

ISBN: 0-7627-3564-3

Condition: 224 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 1/4, paperback, Falcon


Fashion that was in vogue in the East was highly desirable to pioneers during the frontier period of the American West. It was also extraordinarily difficult to obtain, often impractical, and sometimes the clothing was just not durable enough for the men and women who were forging new homes for themselves in the West. Full hoopskirts were of little use in a soddy on the prairie, and chaps and spurs were a vital part of the cowboy's equipment.In this book, author Chris Enss examines the fashion that shaped the frontier. Short essays; brief clips from letters, magazines, and other period sou... View more info

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American Silk, 1830-1930: Entrepreneurs and Artifacts

By: Jacqueline Field, Marjorie Senechal, and Madelyn Shaw

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press: 2007

Seller ID: 725898

ISBN: 0896725898

Condition: 320 pages, 100 b/w photos, & illus., 12 color photos, cloth, Texas Tech University Press


At one time America's silk industry was the largest in the world. Silk was late to be industrialized, well after cotton and wool. Nonetheless, nineteenth-century American entrepreneurs rapidly built a silk industry with levels of production once unimaginable.American Silk, 1830-1930 traces the evolution of the American silk industry through three compelling and very different case studies: the Nonotuck Silk Company of Northampton, Massachusetts; the Haskell Silk Company of Westbrook, Maine; and the Mallinson Silk Company of New York and Pennsylvania. The mills specialized in different prod... View more info

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Everyday Dress of Rural America, 1783-1800: With Instructions and Patterns

By: Merideth Wright

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 273202

ISBN: 0486273202

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11 1/4, paperback, Dover Publications


128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11 1/4, paperback, Dover Publications View more info

Tartan For Me! Suggested Tartans for Scottish, Scotch-Irish, Irish, and North American Surnames with Lists of Clan, Family, and District Tartans. Expanded Eighth Edition

By: Philip D. Smith, Jr

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: S3318

ISBN: 788433180

Condition: 220 pages, 8.5x11, 2005, 8?x11, paper, 220 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


220 pages, 8.5x11, 2005, 8?x11, paper, 220 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info