• Exhibits

    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…

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    Artifact of the Week: Willow Pattern Plate

    This Staffordshire Blue Willow pattern plate dates to circa 1900. 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). Chinese-inspired patterns became…

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    Artifact of the Week: Daguerreotype Frame

    Archaeologists recovered this daguerreotype frame 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). A portrait picture cost 12 cents in the 1880s. A loaf of…

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    Artifact of the Week: Ink Pots

    The ink pots above are made of ceramic and glass, respectively. 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 (c.1880-1915).¬† A pot…