American Jewelry: Part I

American Jewelry: Part I

American Jewelry: Part I American Jewelry: An Historical Timeline Colonial Jewelry 1600 – 1775 Shell Beads c.1500-1600, Florida.Photo Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian Natives of North America, in the time before European exploration,...
American Jewelry: Part II

American Jewelry: Part II

American Jewelry: Part II American Jewelry: An Historical Timeline The First Fifty Years 1775-1825 Mourning Pendant c.1800-1820.Photo Courtesy of the National Museum of American History. Following the Revolutionary War, newly independent Americans began to look beyond...
American Jewelry: Part III

American Jewelry: Part III

American Jewelry: Part III American Jewelry: An Historical Timeline In a nostalgic wave created by the celebration of the country’s 50th anniversary, Americans began to take pride in previous generations and a mid-eighteenth century revival was born. In this time of...
American Jewelry: Part IV

American Jewelry: Part IV

American Jewelry: Part IV American Jewelry: An Historical Timeline The Close of the Century 1875 – 1900 Opening Day at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION!PHILADELPHIA, PA.THIS GREAT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, DESIGNED TO COMMEMORATE...
California Gold Rush

California Gold Rush

California Gold Rush On January 24, 1848, gold was discovered by James W. Marshall as a byproduct of construction on a mill for pioneer land-owner John Sutter. California was still Mexican territory, but not for long. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed just a...