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Pin - Copper, circa 1880 (Fragment) Reg. No: LL 66053
- This fragment of a dressmaker's pin was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It was found inside an iron kettle.
Working in Little Lon.
Alongside the tightly packed cottages, commercial enterprise thrived in little Lon. Shops sold food and 'fancy goods'. Factories and workshops manufactured bellows, furniture, waterproof clothing and ice cream.
In the 1880s grocers flourished, and in the 1890s clothing firms and Chinese cabinet-makers dominated the local manufacturing scene. But Little Lon's most numerous businesses were the myriad hotels and brothels.
It is easy to overlook the 'invisible' work carried out in people's homes. Because such work was rarely documented we rely on things left behind to tell the story. The abundance of lace bobbins dug up at Little Lon hints at a lace-making industry and busy lives otherwise hidden from history.
- FOUND INSIDE THE TWO IRON KETTLES
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Tagged with:||pins, making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Lot Area Unit:||36A/1/231|