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The Brew of American Independence: Tea and Coffee after the Revolution

In 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Revolution, Congress passed a joint resolution to devote the Rotunda of the Capitol to celebrating the Boston Tea Party. Joining celebrations nationwide, this was the first time this governmental building … Continue reading

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Tea for Two (Purposes!): Early American Miniature Tea Sets

Editor’s note: this is the first of five posts by graduate students in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (WPAMC), written as part of their Material Life in America class. Immediately upon beginning coursework last summer, each student selected an … Continue reading

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