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Staffordshire Teawares from Five Points Neighborhood

This tea set, manufactured in England, was uncovered during an archaeological dig of the former Five Points neighborhood, at the site of a former tenement building at 472 Pearl Street. While the neighborhood was known for its poverty and vice, this evidence of domestic life suggests an attempt by some households to maintain respectable middle-class standards.

Source | Rebecca Yamin, Tales of Five Points: Working-Class Life in Nineteenth-Century New York. 6 Vols. (West Chester, PA.: John Milner Associates, 2000). Volume III, B-32.
Creator | Staffordshire Teaware
Item Type | Artifact
Cite This document | Staffordshire Teaware, “Staffordshire Teawares from Five Points Neighborhood,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed October 2, 2023,

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