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  • Dress, 1845-1847

    The simple bodice indicates that this dress was worn with a lace bertha and sleeve ruffles. The bust improvers, bodice construction and skirt are typical of the period. The dress was possibly remade from an earlier 1830s silk.

  • Poke Bonnet, 1840-1847

    This shape of bonnet is referred to as a "Poke" bonnet. Poke bonnets were popular in the late 18th to mid 19th century and are characterized by a flat crown and deep, projecting brim which frames the face and extends just around the front of the hat. The velvet material and dark color indicate that this hat was worn seasonally in the autumn and winter.

  • The bracelets, or, Amiability and industry rewarded

    The electronic version of this item was provided by the Wayne State University Library System and is freely accessible through the Wayne State University Libraries Digital Collections.

  • The Two carpenters: or, The fruits of sloth and thrift illustrated

    "Written for the American Sunday-School Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication."

  • The old man's home

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