This round brush was used by the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut during the 18th and 19th century. The brush has coarse bristles and would have been used for cleaning.

The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.

Date Made: ca 1755

User: Copp Family

Location: Currently not on view

Place Used: United States: Connecticut, Stonington

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Copp Collection, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of John Brenton Copp

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.006831Catalog Number: 6831Accession Number: 28810

Object Name: brush

Physical Description: hair (overall material)wood (overall material)colonial (overall style)Measurements: overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 11.1125 cm


Record Id: nmah_315245

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