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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!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Dec20 photostream

Iron washing line hooksIron washing line hooksOriginal wall surface, front roomPaint on stairsStained board, back bedroomSkirting stub in left alcove, with wall finished
Replacement scullery window: underside paintRight alcove cupboard, front roomSkirting board paint, right alcove cupboard, front roomPaint on underside of back window sillLock housing, back bedroomRight alcove, front room: wall finish
Skirting, right alcoveLeft alcove, skirting stub, showing early paintKitchen hearthKitchen fireplace: black paintGraffiti of house, by back windowGraffiti of house, by back window
Graffiti of house, and names, by back windowFront window sill, undersideFront room door, early paintFront room door, lock fillFront of house: ceramic air brickLead damp proof course, kitchen and c. 1m into scullery
More photos of late Victorian terraced house (LC19-LC20 décor and features)

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