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Archaeology of domestic life in early 20th century Britain

The aim of this blog is to publish data on early 20th century buildings, whilst this is still accessible. Much material of interest to the historian is being destroyed through 'home improvements' and DIY, and objects are increasingly being divorced from their context through dispersal after the death of their owners. By creating an easily accessible contextual record of material culture, it is hoped that those interested in this period of history may have a resource through which the details of domestic life might be studied.

If you have any artefacts of interest, or make discoveries during the process of your own investigations that you would like to share, please contact me!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Poverty and homelife in the 20th century

Interesting publication on poverty in the 20th century, with (primarily Rowntree's) data relating to domestic expenditure (and occasional photos of early 20th century housing):

One hundred years of poverty and policy, byHoward Glennerster, John Hills, David Piachaud and Jo Webb

Available here

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