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These dish sherds were collected during excavations at Constitution Hall. A wide variety of patterns were recovered from the site including dish sherds that were decorated by transfer printing, called transferware, decorated by sponging with color, called spongeware and decorated by hand painting. The site served as the seat of the Kansas Territorial government in 1857 and 1858. The constitutional convention that drafted the Lecompton Constitution also met here. In the summer and fall of 1988 Kansas Historic Society archeologists excavated at the site, trying to trace the building's construction history prior to renovation.

Date: 1855-1950

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Dishes from the Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 14DO321 - 1

Item Number: 456736
Call Number: 14DO321
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 456736

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