Antebellum Ceramic Importers of New Orleans, Louisiana

Author(s): Sara A. Hahn; Thurston Hahn III

Year: 2013


New Orleans, Louisiana, has long served as one of the United States’ major port cities, and during the early nineteenth century Liverpool, England,was arguably her strongest trading partner.  Ships transported cotton and tobacco from New Orleans to Liverpool and returned with cargoes of finished goods and building materials.  Among the goods imported to New Orleans of particular interest to archaeologists were ceramics.  Occasionally bearing both manufacturer’s and importer’s marks, it is often possible to refine the production date of those wares to a very short time span, thereby increasing their value as dating tools.  These wares also reveal important trade relationships between manufacturers and importers. As New Orleans served as the port of entry for much of the American Southeast, these dually marked ceramics also provide valuable insights into local, regional and global trade. 

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Antebellum Ceramic Importers of New Orleans, Louisiana. Sara A. Hahn, Thurston Hahn III. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428507)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 484