A MEDICAL SYRINGE.   THESE WERE OFTEN PEWTER AND USED TO CLEAN OUT WOUNDS AND INFECTED AREAS.  THEY ARE THE PREDECESSORS OF MODERN "SHOTS"
17th CENTURY BUCKLE FRAGMENT
A  BOBBIN LACE SPINDLE FOR MAKING TEXTILES
A   HAIRBRUSH  MADE OF HORN 
A   "LICE"  COMB  MADE OF BONE.  
17th and 18th CENTURY PLEATING IRON FOR DRESSES, KILTS, etc 
                                               HIGHLIGHTS  OF  THE  COLONIAL  COLLECTION: page 3:   

     CLOTHING, TEXTILES, SHOES,  HYGENE & MEDICAL 

THIS  IS  ACTUALLY  ONE  OF  THE HARDEST  CATEGORIES TO DEVELOP BECAUSE SO MUCH OF IT FLOWS TOGETHER.   FOR EXAMPLE, CLOTHING  IS  OBVIOUSLY  RELATED TO TEXTILES,   BUT SO TO IS   THE  OVERALL SUBJECT OF  WEAVING,  SPINNING,  SEWING, SHOES,   WOOL LEGGINGS,   HATS AND   FASHION IN GENERAL...YET WE COULD EVEN SAY  TAPESTRIES AND WALL HANGINGS, OR CURTAINS AND TABLE CLOTHS.    OR  WE COULD KEEP THE TOPIC MORE "PERSONAL" AND SAY CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS AND THINGS WE MIGHT FIND OR USE ON OUR BODY  FROM A COLONIAL POINT OF VIEW. 

ANDREW IS EXPANDING INTO 18TH AND ULTIMATELY EARLY 19TH  CENTURY CLOTHING OVER THE SEVERAL YEARS.    BECAUSE CLOTHING IS SO TIME CONSUMING, WE MADE THE DECISION TO BEGIN WITH THE CLOTHING YOU MIGHT SEE AT JAMESTOWN, PLIMOTH OR ST MARYS CITY FROM ABOUT 1615 - 1670 -- OFTEN CALLED THE "FIRST PERIOD"   (THANKSGIVING CLOTHES!)

MR YOUNG DISCUSSES THE TIME AND EXPENSE OF CLOTHING THAT WE HAVE LARGELY LOST TODAY.    PRE-INDUSTRIAL CLOTHES WERE NOT SIMPLY THROWN OUT.   THEY WERE HANDED DOWN IN WILLS AND INVENTORIES AT SOMEONES DEATH.  OR THEY WERE REPAIRED AND/OR RESEWN INTO NEWER FASHIONS IF THE MATERIAL AND CUT WOULD ALLOW FOR IT.  




A  17th CENTURY SPUR
MID 17TH CENTURY STAY OR BODDICE.   HAND MADE WITH WOODEN INSERTS.  
MID 17TH WOMEN'S DRESS.   HAND PLEATED AND SEWN IN PERIOD CONSTRUCTION. 
A FINE LATTER 
17TH CENTURY 
JACKET
EARLY  17TH CENTURY SHOES
DREW LOOKING LIKE A 17TH CENTURY CRAFTSMAN 
LOOK CAREFULLY....THESE ARENT SCISSORS.    THEY ARE 18TH CENTURY CURLING IRONS....SIMPLE, BLACKSMITH MADE PIECES.