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"Willow" Pattern Plate
Charles Joly Beer Bottle
Food Preparation and Storage Vessel
Copper Alloy Thimble and Pins
Straight pins filled a number of needs in the nineteenth-century household. Women used them to sew clothes and fasten baby diapers, and men used them to fasten documents before the invention of the staple. The thimble protected the pointer finger…
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
This jar likely held cosmetics, such as a cold cream or powder. Despite missing its lid, this container still reveals details about Cooper Street’s residents. The existence of cosmetics at home suggests the means to purchase a luxury and the leisure…
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…
Homan, Amos C.
A Civil War veteran, Amos Homan operated a cigar stand at 37 Cooper Street and eventually bought the building.
Tags: 00 Block, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 37 Cooper Street, Adult, Boarder/Lodger, Cigars, Civil War, Coal, Male, Retail, United Methodist Church, Widowers