Following the Patterns: A Paper Trail Leading to Domestic Production at Catoctin Furnace

Author(s): Alexandra V Slepushkina

Year: 2018

Summary

Catoctin Furnace is a historic forge first built in the late 18th century located in the Catoctin Mountains, in Thurmont, Maryland. The purpose of this research is to follow a paper trail in the form of deeds and surviving ledgers from the general store at Catoctin Furnace to determine which families or houses were participating in the domestic production of buttons, clothes, and shoes.Though this research will mostly focus on the Forgeman’s House due to the presence of archaeological information from this house (and the presence of hundreds of artifacts linked to domestic production, including 717 buttons), an attempt to link other houses with domestic production will be made.

Cite this Record

Following the Patterns: A Paper Trail Leading to Domestic Production at Catoctin Furnace. Alexandra V Slepushkina. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441320)

Keywords

Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 1014