• Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Cod Liver Oil Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Scott’s Emulsion Cod Liver Oil with Lime Soda bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Northern European fishing communities used cod liver oil for generations to…

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    Artifact of the Week: Antiseptic Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this antiseptic bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Antiseptics today are readily available and safe to use. In the early 1900s, antiseptics could contain iodine, carbolic…

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    Artifact of the Week: Bromo-Seltzer Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Bromo-Seltzer bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Bromo-Seltzer was an extremely popular drug, in the form of a powder, introduced circa 1891. This concoction was…

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    Artifact of the Week: Kozara

    Archaeologists recovered this Japanese kozara, or condiment dish, from Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Japanese immigrants used this dish to hold side dishes, such as savory…

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    Artifact of the Week: Chinese Bowl Fragments

    Archaeologists recovered these hand-painted Chinese bowl fragments from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). The artifacts on Block 112 tell the story of an…

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    Artifact of the Week: Chinese Teapot

    This Chinese teapot has a fanciful floral and cloud pattern. Archaeologists recovered this artifact from Block 112 in Downtown San Diego. This section of San Diego housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). While they worked…