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Davenport patterns & archaeology
Amanda, some years ago I had a fascinating correspondence with an archaeologist affiliated with the University of Oklahoma (I think it was) who had bought a Davenport plate from me on eBay. Part of his job was to excavate historical sites connected with the so-called Five Civilized Tribes - so called because they lived just like their neighbors of European descent, including using transferware dishes. Despite this they were moved off their ancestral lands in the southeastern U.S. to Oklahoma. He was particularly interested in dinnerware by Davenport because that company imported wares to New Orleans through Henderson & Hill and their successors. These wares would then have been available to the people in the Five Tribes both before and after their forced migration. Is this your area of interest as well?
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