• Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Historic Bottles

    The bottles above include a Welch’s grape juice bottle, catsup bottle, and mustard pot. Archaeologists recovered these artifacts from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Etched Glass Cruet

    This etched glass cruet is from a Victorian cruet set. Diners used the small container to serve condiments like oil and vinegar at the dinner table. Archaeologists recovered this artifact from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Nickel Silver Spoon

    This nickel silver spoon was manufactured by Rogers Co. This pattern, called plain, was available through the Sears and Roebuck catalog. Archaeologists recovered this spoon from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. The promise of growth resulting from a connection…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Semi-Porcelain Bowl

    Archaeologists recovered this fancy semi-porcelain bowl from an excavation of Block 112, which housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Block 112 was located between J and I (now Island) streets and 6th and 7th streets…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Sugar Tongs

    These silver plated sugar tongs were manufactured by Ingersoll. Archaeologists recovered them from an excavation of Block 112, a section of Downtown San Diego that housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c. 1880-1915). This small section…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Hand Chopper and Knife

    Many of the stone tools would have had handles made of wood or bone. However, these materials do not last over time. These modern handles were recreated based on historical information. Only a small portion of history is preserved in…