Late 19th and early 20th century (Temporal Keyword)

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Clothing, if not called for within 30 days will be disposed of: The Material Culture of Death Forgotten at the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patricia B. Richards. Catherine Jones. Eric Burant. Richard H. Kubicek.

Historical Archaeology has recognized the impact the advent of mass production and distribution of goods had on the material culture of the 19th and early 20th century.  This is true of the category of burial garments. The burial shroud is thought to have given way to grave clothes made by individuals and then replaced by a burial garment industry characterized by the patent of a burial garment in 1912 by G.C. Holcomb "to resemble tailor-made garments." A remarkable variety of clothing and...


Documenting Historic Land Use of the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery on the Milwaukee County Institution Grounds, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patricia B. Richards.

This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. From 1878 through 1974 Milwaukee County utilized four locations on the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin for burial of more than 7,000 individuals, primarily paupers, the institutionalized, and the unidentified. Two archaeological excavations in 1991-1992 and again in 2013 resulted in...


Examining Child Mortality in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Northern Idaho (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rachel H. Falzon. Stacey L. Camp. Allison Fashing. Darcy Wayman.

This poster documents infant and child mortality in northern Idaho during the late 19th and early 20th centuries using historic cemeteries as a starting point for data collection. This project involved locating and photographing the oldest headstones associated with children and infants interred in Idaho’s Moscow Cemetery. The sample was limited to children and infants under 11 years old who died prior to 1921. By examining Moscow Cemetery’s headstones, the project researchers were able to...


Painted Women and Patrons: Appearance and the Construction of Gender and Class Identity in the Red Light District of Ouray, Colorado. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristin A. Gensmer. Mary Van Buren.

Appearance-related artifacts from the Vanoli Block (5OR30), a late 19th and early 20th century sporting complex in the mining town of Ouray, Colorado, indicate that both the women working in the cribs and their patrons projected a working-class appearance.  An examination of artifacts through the lenses of performance and practice theory is supplemented with historical data regarding class, gender, and costume, and suggests that the sartorial choices made by these women and men emerged from the...


Preserved meat supplies or slaughterhouse waste disposal? Zooarchaeology of the Valparaiso Fiscal Mole, Chile (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Isabel Cartajena. Diego Carabias. Patricio López. Renato Simonetti. Carla Morales.

This paper discusses the zooarchaeological evidence of S3-4 PV, an extensive submerged wharf site located contiguous to the remains of the Fiscal Mole of the Port of Valparaiso, in the central coast of Chile (32°S). This concrete and iron pile-supported facility was a major port infrastructure preferentially employed by the line steamers arriving regularly at Valparaiso during the period c.1884-1925. Through underwater archaeology excavations, numerous domestic animal bones were recovered and...


The Wind Cries Mary: The Effects of Soundscape on the Prairie Madness Phenomenon (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alex D Velez.

Prairie madness is a documented phenomenon wherein immigrants who settled the Great Plains experienced episodes of depression and violence. The cause is commonly attributed to the isolation between the households and settlements. However, historical accounts from the late 19th and early 20th century also specify the sound of the winds on the plain as a catalyst. A number of conditions such as acute hyperacusis can cause increased sensitivity to environmental sounds. These conditions can result...