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Furniture and Decoration in Post-Revolution Homes

This collection takes a look at varying pieces of furniture and decorations in homes throughout varying regions of America following the revolution. Specifically in this collection, we will look at furnishings of members of the elite or upper class, as can be inferred from the furnishings themselves. Common themes that are present in the possession and observation of these objects include conspicuous consumption, industrialization, standardization in manufacturing, and the rise of capitalism. 

Raktim Biswas
9
 

Native American Society before 1865

This Collection displays a variety of objects that identify the society of Native Americans with different artifacts, paintings, ceramics and documents; Native Americans were native to America "New world" approximately 20,000 years ago before the European colonization in 1492. Native Americans also lived in different ways based on the climate, region and surroundings; Their concentrations and lifestyle were based upon hunting for food, clothing, family life.

Alexis Grisom
12
 

Puritans Religious Lifestyle

This collection is based on the religious lifestyle in Puritans in the 16th and 17th Century. The puritans left England to create a colony that was based upon the Bible. These images shows that puritans were heavily religious, and lived by everything in the scripture. Through these images men and women had particular ways to dress to meet the standards of the Puritan lifestyle, because they were very strict about what is violating their religion. 

Those who violated their religion where punished in some sort. If you were believed to be doing witchcraft, you were put to death. These punishments were done in the public for everyone to see, so that it could humiliate you for the sin you have committed. 

Below are a list of the images

Pilgrims  Traveling to North America

Puritan Church

Puritan Church

Puritan Bible

Puritan Women Clothing

Puritan Women

Puritan Man 

Puritan Punishment 

Puritan Punishment


Omari Moore
10
 

Native American Society before 1865

This Collection displays a variety of objects that identify the society of Native Americans with different artifacts, paintings, ceramics and documents; Native Americans were native to America "New world" approximately 20,000 years ago before the European colonization in 1492. Native Americans also lived in different ways based on the climate, region and surroundings; Their concentrations and lifestyle were based upon hunting for food, clothing, family life.

Alexis Grisom
12
 

Native Americans: Tools and Weapons during America's Colonization

This collection shares the tools and weapons of Native Americans until the early 1865. The material in this collection shows the ability of the Native Americans to create and thrive using primitive technology, as well as their ability to adapt to foreign technology.

This collection also makes apparent how despite the lack of education and industrial progress of the Native Americans, they were able create weapons and tools that were not only effective in fighting off their technologically superior invaders, but even surpass them in the quality of some of their creations. This even led to the Europeans beginning to see value in the works of the Native Americans, and even to begin copying the styles of the natives.

While the Native Americans were eventually forced to adopt the technology of their invaders, they still managed to maintain their sense of culture.  New ideas taken from the Europeans were not simply copied, but rather incorporated into Native American culture without drastically changing who they were as a people. Despite their inability to successfully fight of the American Colonists, the Native Americans showed great resolve and adaptability to be able to hold off the new Americans for as long as they did, and were able to help change the outcomes of wars among European countries.

hayden shields
10
 

Native American Society before 1865

This Collection displays a variety of objects that identify the society of Native Americans with different artifacts, paintings, ceramics and documents; Native Americans were native to America "New world" approximately 20,000 years ago before the European colonization in 1492. Native Americans also lived in different ways based on the climate, region and surroundings; Their concentrations and lifestyle were based upon hunting for food, clothing, family life.

Alexis Grisom
12
 

The Clothing and Fashion of Elite Women

A quick and easy way to decipher a man or women's social status is through the miscellaneous items they buy and the price they pay for them. As one becomes wealthier through means of career, exploitation, or inheritance, people are able to afford things that were once out of their reach. In turn, they also wish to outwardly show this wealth and make a show of themselves as above or simply superior to others. This can include furnishings, property, and expensive foods - but those things can rarely be paraded to the public, unless they are invited into one's home. Clothing, on the other hand, is a sure fire way to show off one's wealth on a day-to-day basis. 

Women in the 1800s are a prime example of this trend, especially in the clothes they wear. When it came to women's fashion, if one was to wear expensive fabrics (such as Chinese silks or furs from the northern trading routes) a woman could easily be identified as someone of upperclass status. In sharp contrast, cheaper textiles (such as cotton) made in the United States and worn by a United States citizen rather than donning an exported fabric could be identified as middle to lower class. A woman's ability to wear such fine dresses were a reflection of her husband's (or father's) wealth. In addition to these dresses, corsets and hoop skirts (also known as a 'farthingale') were intricately created and worn by these upper class women, where as lower class women would wear simpler sorts or none at all. Necklaces, shoes, and earrings also give us as viewers as well as those of days past a window into the life of the elites, because for many, a glance at fine clothing was all they would ever achieve.

This trend is no different than that of the modern era. These expensive and elitist clothing of the seventeen and eighteen hundreds are merely an older version of what we see today. Just like in this time during and before the Revolutionary War, a women wearing a Vera Wang dress can instantly be recognized as a woman who has money or her own, or money from a rich husband or family. Without this human need to show off one's wealth through personal belongings such as clothing, the eliteist clothing in women would be practically none existent. 


Madison Johnson
10
 

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and It's Effects on the New World

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was a major event in history where millions of Africans were captured by Europeans and brought over to the Americas and the Caribbean Islands. The Trans-Atlantic Slave trade was primarily focused around money and control. The Europeans saw slavery as a way to increase productivity in crop cultivation (a lucrative business at the time) while capitalizing on the forced labor of the Africans). The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade has led to years of inequality and oppression of African descendants in western society. This collection is intended to go in-depth about the dynamics of the Atlantic Slave Trade in a somewhat chronological way. These images will discuss  a variety of topics such as the rudimentary causes of the Atlantic Slave Trade, the the method(s) used to bring the enslaved Africans to the New World, and the condition of the slaves once they were brought over to the New World.

Kishone Lark
10
 

Indian Way of Life

In this collection, you will see items from different Native American tribes. The items are meant to show how Native Americans live and how they try to better themselves. Some of the tribes that will be talked about are the Navajo, the Ojibwa, the Kiowa, the Great Plains, and the Cherokee. The items also have some insight to how the indian tribes interacted with the Europeans and colonists. 

Jesus Gonzalez
10
 

Children in the 18th Century

This collection is about children in the 18th century. Being a child today is completely different from being a child in the 1800s. The morality rate for infants in the 18th century is 50% meaning half of the children born did not get to see their childhood. Childhood in the 18th century was indifferent and dangerous. Children were born into two classes: upper class or lower class. Children either spent their childhood in the fields working or indoors playing with their wood toys. Children in the 18th century were sometimes referred to as miniature adults. They seem to grow up a bit faster than children today. The following pictures are some examples of how a child's clothing and toys would look. As well as how child education and labor were seen in the 18th century. 

Erika Soriano
11
 

Medince

         Medicine has be changing lives for centuries.In the early 1700's to the late 1800's  they were not as advance as we are now. They has lots of problems when it came to medicine and surgical procedures.For example they were not as sanitary as we are now.In fact in the 1800's they used herbs such as calomel which they thought  we make their patients feel better but actually caused them to get worst. Around the 1700 they came up with vaccination that will protect them from small pox.In the beginning of the 1800's they invented blood transfusion. Around 1846 they made anesthetic for patients so they will be unconscious during the operation and make it easier for the surgeons to do their operation on the patient with out them being in pain.

             As we go further into the the 1800's you see them become more advance in the technology of medicine and see them make more medical tools to help surgeons and doctors.In 1828, their was an Act that prevented unskilled doctors from being able to practice surgery or other health-related practices. This act left many communities without a doctor, making it hard for people to receive fast medical care. During the 1800's Surgery killed as many as it cured, mostly due to a disease or an infection.Also another thing during this time was that male doctors were not allowed to look at a naked women due to modesty  which  is where we got our midwives from. Their jobs were to help the women during birth or help them with abortions. Midwives were used as medicine because they did a lot more than just deliver babies, they gave support to the soon to be mothers and acted or distracted them from their pain. In the 1800's they haired black women slaves because they were immune to many diseases 

Jocelyn Romero
10
 

Native American society before 1865

This collection is about the ways of life in Native American societies before the year of 1865. They used different hand tools in order to hunt and protect their families and after contact with Europeans, they also used European trade goods like guns and cloth. Some Native Americans made and used pointed projectiles, and tomahawks. Pottery was created by hand for basic necessities such as retrieving water, making food, and consuming food. There were many chiefs and warriors that fought and lead their villages. The members of those villages also created dances that showcased their cultures while they were at peace or even going into war.

Kanequa Copelin
10
 

Style of Revolutionary War Leaders

They all had well tailored clothing. Even though they lacked functionality, they had impressive style.  I wish society still dressed like this. 

Devin Jackson
7
 

The Consequences of Establishing Race

Though the reality of the enslavement of the African people was never a pleasant circumstance, as the development of the British colonies progressed, the clear distinction between the races and their society established statuses drove slaves further into deplorable conditions that personified the belief that they more “property” than “being”. The expansion of society in early America required hard labor to survive and realization came to those in power, and even those who would have been considered a "tool", indentured servants, that having "living tools" was beneficial in the sense that there would be a permanent work force helping to further their livelihood and grant freedom to indentured servants. 

After 1676, slave law made it legal for non-"black" individuals to kill a black person and the rights of black individuals were taken away, such as their inability to carry weapons, and their lack of freedom of movement, the need for a pass to leave a plantation. This development granted freedom of mind and action for white individuals to treat blacks as they saw fight to treat their property, and the deplorable conditions of what we now most understand about slavery.  

This collection is a visual progression of the dehumanization of African individuals in America, from the ship, stepping on land, and then the further actions taken against this group of people with the intention of stripping their individuality and humanness. 

Arianne Pemberton
18
 

Way of Life in Colonial America

The Colonial Period is very important for the reason that during this period, colonists spent this time forming a better life from their old one, at the same time learning and adapting to the new environment. Children during this period spend most of their childhood learning from their parents, there was not time for school. 

Nonetheless there are numerous innovations and ideas that have evolved and made it into present day society. In my collection of art work there is a mix of a little of everything that ties back to the way of living that took place during the colonial period. Most of these artwork correlate with daily lifestyles and also ways to pass time during the day. 

Hakeem Alfeche
10
 

Hygiene in the 1800

                 The overall hygiene of the early Americas, ranging from peculiar ailments to modern day maladies that are commonly used today. I felt that the topic of hygiene is regarded as rather taboo in American culture, especially hygiene pertaining to women as well as contraceptives. We tend to turn a blind eye when it comes to these things out of "shame" for bodily functions and personally feel as if these trends should stop. 

Arshman Jakie
6
 

Early Trade

theodore galanos
10
 

Different Types of Ceramics During the Consumer Revolution

This collection contains ceramics that typical people would have in their household to either use or place for decoration during the late 17th century and early 18th century. This time period was known as the Consumer Revolution. During the Consumer Revolution, many people obtained more money, which caused many people to have left over money after spending it on their basic necessities. Therefore, the only way to differentiate social status was by the types and amount of goods you had. This made people to start purchasing things such as fancy china sets, nice looking furniture, beautiful portraits, and expensive clothing. However, the main focus of this collection is looking at fancy china sets that people had during the Consumer Revolution because China glasses was mass produced and common during this time. Producer of the ceramics would make anything from pots, cups, bowls, and plates. 

Austin Kim
10
 

Revolutionary-Industrial America In Surgery and Medicine

Since the beginning of civilization, there has always been a demand for surgeons, doctors, and physicians who could cure the ailments of common men. However, in earlier times, knowledge of the human anatomy was limited and as was knowledge of the necessity of sanitation for surgery. Although during the Colonial Era of America there was progress in the medical studying, mortality rates in surgery were still high regardless. It can be seen though that by looking at the following objects, there has been evident progress in medical practice from Colonial to industrial America. From comparing surgery as something equal garden work all the way to advancing studies of Medical techniques to compliment cleanliness and efficiency, progress in medical study during such time is America is irrefutable. 

As said, in the nascence of Colonial America, evidence shows there was very limited knowledge of medicine and surgery. Since people had little knowledge in regards to medicine, quackery would be common in medicinal practice. In the last 1600's "Recipe" books for surgery would held in the same regard as cooking. There would be ointments that would claim to cure or tend any sickness such as cancer. Even as time progressed, ignorant quackery would take control of the medical world. A very famous of quackery during the 1800's would be Metallic tractors. Metallic tractors were said to be a modern substitute to bloodletting by stopping inflation. Studies did present that Metallic tractors had no realistic use apart from placebo. 1840's would be the beginning of American industrialism and when it would be commonplace to promote cleanliness in surgery. Although sanitation was encouraged, manuals on surgery would have no mention of bacteria, viruses and infections due to a lack of knowledge of such subjects. 

In conclusion, although there was progress in medical study, quackery was still quite common in Colonial American society. However, the progress that occurred in Early America was necessary for the doctors from darker times to learn from the mistakes and past and make a safer future.


Andres Canales
10
 

American Art

In American history, art was an important aspect of everyday life for the colonists. Their expressions of art came in many forms such as sculptures, paintings, dishes, quilts and metalwork. As showcased on some the collections, they used this artwork to express their views on certain problems they were faced with such as the Stamp Act teapot. For other pieces of artwork it was a way to show off wealth. The dishes and portraits in the collection displayed a form of wealth to colonists in this period of time. Today, arts displayed in homes are still shown as a form of wealth. Although modern art is much different than those shown in this collection, these various forms of art have influenced the art we create today.

Maci Sims
10
 

Matoaka

Matoaka is the birth name of the world renowned Native American, Pocahontas. Pocahontas was a Native American, who was apart of the Powhatan tribe. Her dad was chief of the tribe, and her uncle was also Opechancanough (another famous Powhatan). Pocahontas' name has been heard from all over the world. 

At the age of 11, she saved an Englishman by the name of John Smith from getting beaten to death by her father. John Smith later on told the story of the "indian" who saved him 17 years later. As she grew up she was unbothered until Pocahontas was taken by settlers in Jamestown. She was to be used as something to trade off to receive captured Englishmen from the Powhatans. As a prisoner, John Rolfe comes across her. John Rolfe was a man who introduced tobacco to the early settlers as a form of income. John Rolfe fell in love with Pocahontas. He wrote a letter to Sir Thomas Dale asking him could he marry her. Pocahontas marries the white man. She then moves to England and begins to conform to their society. Matoaka had let go of her Powhatan beliefs, changed her name, and converted to Christianity. She now has three names: Matoaka, Pocahontas, and Rebecca. She lived until the year 1617.

Bryannah McKay
10
 

American Art

In American history, art was an important aspect of everyday life for the colonists. Their expressions of art came in many forms such as sculptures, paintings, dishes, quilts and metalwork. As showcased on some the collections, they used this artwork to express their views on certain problems they were faced with such as the Stamp Act teapot. For other pieces of artwork it was a way to show off wealth. The dishes and portraits in the collection displayed a form of wealth to colonists in this period of time. Today, arts displayed in homes are still shown as a form of wealth. Although modern art is much different than those shown in this collection, these various forms of art have influenced the art we create today.

Maci Sims
10
 

French and Indian War Collection

In 1754-1763, the French and Indian war, also known as the 7 years war,  The British, and Native Americans along with their French allies had a major war against each other for the Ohio Valley.  The English colonies and the French ended up expanding towards each other, causing a problem when it came to trade and territories. During the war specific weapons were used like rifles, canons, knifes, swords, etc. Also, there were many forts and battlefields that contained certain artifacts (especially bones archaeologist dug up).  This collection shows some interesting artifacts and pictures that were found to give a visualization during the war. 

Jessica Awoh
10
 

Hot Air Balloon Impact on Culture

The invention of the hot air balloon revolutionized the 18th and 19th century fad culture. After years of skepticism, trial and error; the widespread use of this marvel change the American culture of the day. Once the hot air balloon’s technology was rectified it became clear that this technology was a symbol of wealth. Thousands of news publication displayed futuristic art showing a world of wealthy businessmen riding the newest and trendiest hot air balloon. It became fashionable to go to the air show and watch this balloon in person. Also to ride a hot air balloon became a need to stay with the times. Impact of the print revolution brought widespread awe over the new technology and its representation of the wealthy. This later created the wave of poorer Americans mimicking the culture of the rich in an attempt to display wealth. This also spotlighted the divide between the rich and the poor at the turn of the century.  It impacted women's clothing and hairstyles in a way that showed off their husband’s wealth. This displayed the inequality between men and women. But trends like are similar today. A brand new technology such as a Tesla would be a staple for the rich solely become a staple for the poor. This serves as a lesson to show how we view trend and what’s important.

Donovan Mattox
10
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