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front Boy's Suit

19th century families who could afford to do so dressed boys in skirted outfits until the age of five.
document Cold Water Pledge insignia
c. 1830
At first, the temperance movement sought only to eliminate the use of hard liquor, but over time it advocating drinking only "cold water" thereby forbidding the use of beer, wine and hard cider, as well.
front Remnant of Burgoyne's flag
Colonel Hugh Maxwell of Charlemont, Massachusetts, received this fragment of one of the British flags captured when General John Burgoyne surrendered his army at Saratoga, New York, in 1777.
front Black silk skeins
Fine or decorative sewing sometimes required silk thread that was sold in skeins like these.
front Christening Blanket
The blanket, approximately three feet by four feet, and woven of silk damask, was used for the christening of the children of Elijah and Hannah Dwight who married in 1774 in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
front Bobbin Lace
c. 1820
In the early 19th century, silk lace like this would made for decorative use on a women's dresses and accessories.
front Raw Silk
c. 1836
This bundle of raw silk would be turned into silk thread.


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