Contributed by Maine Historical Society
An old privy that was excavated at 47 Brown Street in Portland, revealed fragments from a number of ceramic items, which probably were discarded in the structure .
Yellow ware was manufactured from 1830-1940; the privy fragments most likely were made in Derbyshire, England, between 1830 and 1860.
The mug has a mocha decoration, which was in use from the 1790s until 1939.
About This Item
- Title: Yellow ware mug, Portland, ca. 1850
- Creation Date: circa 1850
- Subject Date: circa 1850
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Earthenware
- Local Code: 2011.359 #34
- Object Type: Physical Object
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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