20th C. Garbage Dump- Houston, TX

Screenshot_20170524-094310

Excerpt-

Artifacts identified among the ash and charred matter of the Elysian Street dump represent typical household trash with elements of metal, glass, ceramics, rubber and bone. The most precisely datable artifacts, discarded by Houstonians from about 1910 to the early 1940s, were the glass bottles that once contained food items, medicine or carbonated beverages.

Read more about early city disposal practices on the Houston Chronicle.


Related Posts Featured on American Artifacts

Click Photo for Link

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s