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Wealth in the America's

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Wealth in the America's could be reflected from the shoes that people wear to the house that one may live it. Being wealthy is something many dreamed of and their wealth was measured by what type material of clothing as well as the color and even artwork on anything that they own. Wealth was measured by many things that only a certain amount of people were able to show off.

People were able to become wealthy do to their professional life by making money as a lawyer, judge, or by being a slave owner.

The collection is of what a typical wealthy person would own around the 18th century. 

Shoes

Clothing, such as the dress and the three piece suit

Wigs

Tea sets

Vases

Artwork

and their homes

Women's Shoes

National Museum of American History

Clog (with Shoe)

National Museum of American History

Dress for an ecclesiastical figurine

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Abraham Lincoln's Office Suit

National Museum of American History

Gentleman’s Wig, 18th Century

National Museum of American History

Meissen underglaze blue cup and saucer

National Museum of American History

Vase

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Jeremiah Draper's Book

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Marine

Smithsonian American Art Museum