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New England Redware
1700s and early 1800s

Uncovering the past
This collection of earthenware was found at the pottery site of Daniel Bayley and his sons, which was in operation in Newburyport, MA, between 1764 and 1799. The site was excavated by Lura Watkins and her husband in 1934. A native Bostonian, Watkins was a pioneer in the study of American cultural history and material culture. During her career, she collected, researched, and wrote about objects related to New England history.

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During the 1940s and 1950s, Watkins donated to the Smithsonian significant examples of New England ceramics and the whole of her archeological collection.
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· Lura Watkins Collection of Early New England Pottery

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