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New Acquisition: The Pierce House Collection

Artifacts from the Pierce House Collection

The NYSM Historical Archaeology Collection recently acquired the Pierce House Collection containing a wide variety of mid-nineteenth century household artifacts from a farmstead located in the town of Lewis, Essex County, New York. Documenting the transition from a tenant to owner occupied farmstead from 1850-1880 in the Adirondacks, this collection is one of the few examples of its type in the Museum holdings and is an excellent complement to our existing farmstead assemblages from other parts of the state.

 

Glass and Ceramics from the Pierce House Collection
Glass and Ceramics from the Pierce House Collection
Chamber Pot from the Pierce House Collection
Chamber Pot from the Pierce House Collection
Cow Mandible from the Pierce House Collection
Cow Mandible from the Pierce House Collection