• Exhibits

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…