Early American Material Culture
David Jaffee talked about the new culture of domestic consumption embraced by nineteenth century, middle-class Americans as they began… read more
David Jaffee talked about the new culture of domestic consumption embraced by nineteenth century, middle-class Americans as they began displaying locally-produced decorative objects such as clocks, books, portraits, and furniture in their homes. Topics included the role of provincial artisans during this shift from a pre-industrial society to a more material culture. After his illustrated presentation, Mr. Jaffee responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Learning to Look at Early American Material Culture” was a program of the American Antiquarian Society, held in Antiquarian Hall in Worcester, Mass. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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