Tag : Material Culture

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Herbs are plants, parts of which contain essential oils useful in food, medicine and/or cosmetics. Herbs usually grow in temperate regions, both in the wild and as cultivators. Herbs would have been plentiful and inexpensive in colonial American households. Herbs should be distinguished from spices, which are generally derived from woody plants that grow in …
Thrown, Molded, Dipped, & Glazed
These are screen shots from an online exhibit called Thrown, Molded, Dipped, and Glazed: Ceramics of Southeastern Pennsylvania from the Chester County Historical Society, 2001. I put them out here to share this info for anyone researching this subject. Thrown, Molded, Dipped, and Glazed explores the history of ceramics in the Chester County area with …