Personal adornment in England and New England, 1680-1820

Carolyn L. White

This project furthers the study of trans-Atlantic trade and use of material culture employed in the expression of group affiliation and individual identity along lines of gender, class, ethnicity, age, and nation in 18th and 19th century England and the United States. Personal adornment artifacts held in archaeological collections curated by the London Archaeological Archive Resource Centre (LAARC), and Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are the principal sources for this project. Thanks to Wenner-Gren Foundation for their support via a Hunt Post-Doctoral Fellowship.