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American production of yellowware ceramics, named for the yellow hue of the clay used, centered on New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This nearly-complete mug was decorated by trailing bands of darker or lighter clay across the surface as it was worked on…
Woman Cries Aloud with Joy When Rheumatic Pain Goes (1929)
Emma Jarvis, a boarding house operator at 417 Cooper Street, lent her name to a product endorsement.
Whiteware Tea Cup
White Granite Plate
White granite became a popular choice for dinnerware in the mid-nineteenth century because it had the appearance of porcelain but was less expensive and more durable. Pieces were often decorated with natural motifs.
Tags: 300 Block, Alumni House, Archaeology, Artifacts, Dinnerware, Plates
White Ball Clay Pipe
Both men and women enjoyed the sweet flavors and the soothing properties of tobacco through white ball clay pipes. Clay smoking pipes are some of the first mass-produced items. Because of this mass production, clay pipes served as an affordable…
Helen Waters, a widow, supported her family by operating a beauty salon on the second floor of 421 Cooper Street from the 1930s to at least 1950.
Tags: 1930s, 1940s, 400 Block, 421 Cooper Street, 426 Lawrence Street, Adult, Beauticians, Cape May, Cosmetics, Female, Philadelphia, Widows
Typewriter Dusting Brush
Typewriter manufacturing companies of the early twentieth century often paired the machines with a manual and a cleaning kit, providing consumers with two cleaning brushes, an oil can, and a small screwdriver. This "Typewriters Companion" dusting…
Tags: 1880s, 1890s, 1900, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 300 Block, Alumni House Display, Archaeology, Business, France, Technology, Typewriting
While boarding at 415 Cooper Street, architect Arthur Truscott launched his career in Philadelphia.
Matilda Toy is an example of an itinerant boarding house operator, moving to different rented houses from year to year.
Tags: 00 Block, 37 Cooper Street, Adult, Boarding House Operator, Female, Widows