Significant Clay: Iconography and the Heroes Beneath Our Streets

Author(s): Alyssa Loorya

Year: 2018


First blood of the American Revolution was spilled in New York City, a place long known for its diversity and strong political opinions. Past, present, and future New Yorkers have advertised their allegiances in various forms from development and architecture to consumer choices. The advertisement of socio-political beliefs and national allegiance can be found in New York’s City Hall Park and South Street Seaport. Following the Revolution potters in both Britain and China quickly helped to foster the new American sense of patriotism by producing wares exhibiting early American iconography and commemorating America’s first heroes.

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Significant Clay: Iconography and the Heroes Beneath Our Streets. Alyssa Loorya. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441218)


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): 737