Size isn’t everything and these artifacts are here to prove it.
Small can be symbolic. Personal adornments were often used to express taste and wealth, as seen with the pearl bead and copper pineapple charm.
Small can also be lethal. One impacted musket balls reveals the harsh reality of war in Ontario and South Carolina.
Small can be practical. A single book clasp reveals the universal need to keep pages open in a 17th century church.
Small is in the details. Following the rise of post-colonial consumerism, industries adopt new materials, techniques and colors to produce household goods such as spatterware, etched stemware and Annifield pottery.
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1. 17th Century Book Clasp- Jamestown, VA
2. 18th Century Musket Ball- Ontario, Canada
3. Mississippian Shell Bead- Carter Robinson Mound, VA
4. Annifield Pottery- Ontario, Canada
5. Pineapple Ornament- St. Mary’s City, MD
6. 18th C. Stemware- Fort Edward, NY
7. 17th Century Pearl Bead- Quebec, Canada
8. Impacted Musket Ball- Aiken-Rhett House, SC
9. Spatterware- Leetown, AR
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