The Early Modern Commons

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Figuring Out Our Figures

19 January 2017

Studio Eis created many of the figures for the new Museum of the American Revolution.  If you need figures of any sort, this is the place to go on the East Coast.  Cutting...

Working on Our Figures

27 December 2016

I think I might have gotcha with the title.  Not what you think.  Exercise and eating well is the best advice for our figures.  This post is about our work on the figures...

Button Button Who's Got the Button?

6 December 2016

Part of my research into all things 18th century shirt related is the thread button, AKA Dorset button.  A Dorset button is named for the area of England that produced the majority...

How White is White?

1 November 2016

The other day we were working on putting together shirt kits and had an assortment of linens out on the table.  (We are doing a presentation on 18th century shirts on November...