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This piece of coarse earthenware is most likely from a serving dish that Steward would have used to serve the Liberty Hall students. Earthenware ceramics were predominately made in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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This type of pearlware with scalloped, colored edges emerged in the late eighteenth-century. Although it is less likely that the Steward would have used this ceramic to serve students, it is possible that this shard may be from a plate used for…

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These pieces of creamware come from plates that the Steward likely used to serve Liberty Hall students in the late eighteenth-century. Creamware, a popular but plain ceramic, was popularized due to its convenience to make and sturdiness.

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This plate is transfer printed pearlware, a kind of ceramic that was not prevalent until the 1820s, so it certainly dates to the period after Liberty Hall Academy burnt down.

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This is a mule shoe showing that the Steward’s house was part of a farm after the campus moved closer to the town of Lexington in 1803. According to oral history, the Steward’s house was occupied until the early 20th century.

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This plate is an example of an early lead glazed creamware that dates back to the 1790s. It serves as an example of the kind of plate that the Steward may have owned.

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This plate is transfer printed pearlware, a kind of ceramic that was not prevalent until the 1820s, so it certainly dates to the period after Liberty Hall Academy burnt down.

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In the 1970s, John McDaniel, a professor at Washington and Lee, led a team of researchers in the excavation and analysis of many back campus sites including the Steward’s house.

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is shell edged plate is a decorative plate that was prevalent in North America from the 1790s to the 1860s. It is the type of plate that students would have eaten off of in the Steward’s House.
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