Woodland Indian Headgear at The Buffalo Trace.
Original War of 1812 Period Prisoner Made Bone Gamebox Napoleon + Josephine - Tortuga Trading
“Napoleon & Josephine” Painted Bone Gamebox. c. 1814 Napoleonic and Warof 1812 Era, “Napoleon & Josephine” Hand-Carved and Hand-Painted Bone, Historic Napoleonic Prisoner of War Made Gamebox, Choice V
257: 4 7/8” Trade Silver Beaver Pendant. Cruickshank - Oct 06, 2012 | Tony Putty Artifacts in IN
4 7/8” Trade Silver Beaver Pendant. Has Robert Cruickshank touchmark (for Hudson Bay Company). on Oct 06, 2012
Trade Silver Crosses
I am not positioning myself as an expert on Trade Silver here, I only want to inform my readers and let them see how extraordinary these wonderful artifacts are
Wabaunsee (c. 1780-1840) was renowned Potawatomi war chief. His people inhabited an area on the Kankakee River in Illinois, 40 miles S.W. of Lake Michigan. He participated in the Greenville Council in July 1814, in which he & several other tribes from the western frontier agreed to ally themselves with the U.S. against Britain. In 1835, after convincing his tribe that they could not survive while surrounded on all sides by Americans, Wabaunsee went to Washington D.C. & signed a…
Stockings and Socks
I'm treating men's and women's stockings and socks together, as extent examples are rarely differentiated. Cotton, silk, wool, and linen stockings are all found in museum collections, while period literature mentions silk, cotton, and wool frequently. These were available for sale in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes, with home manufacture by hand or by machine also possible. White silk stockings, c. 1850-60 Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, via UK National Trust Collections According…
A recruiting party, including infantry and light dragoons, drinking and smoking in a tavern, 1805 | Online Collection
A recruiting party, including infantry and light dragoons, drinking and smoking in a tavern. Oil on panel by A E Eglington, 1805. Without conscription, the Army always struggled to fill its ranks, competing with more lucrative civilian positions. A private could earn seven shillings per week in 1806, a dockworker could expect to earn 28 shillings. Recruitment parties had to resort to all sorts of questionable methods in order to 'persuade' men to enlist.