• Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Frozen Charlotte Doll

    Frozen Charlotte is a name used to describe a specific form of china doll made from c. 1850 to c.1920. The dolls had substantial popularity during the Victorian era. The name Frozen Charlotte came from an American folk ballad Fair…

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    Artifact of the Week: Harmonica Piece

    Archaeologists recovered this harmonica reed plate from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Although life has its challenges for the inner-city working class, they were able to find time for…

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    Artifact of the Week: Game Pieces

    Archaeologists recovered these Go game pieces from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players. The aim is to surround more territory…

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    Artifact of the Week: Beer Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this beer bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). This bottle would’ve had a cork stopper. Because the Post-Contact Period is so short and the Euro-American population…

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    Artifact of the Week: Bone Toothbrush

    Archaeologists recovered this bone toothbrush from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). The bristles would have been boar bristles. Artifacts made of bone are not commonly found in the San…

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    Artifact of the Week: Curticura System Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Curticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). The Curticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors was advertised to beautify the skin,…