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Wine Bottle Seal

1750

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Several personalized bottle seals were found at the site where Benjamin Cathrall, a Quaker schoolteacher, lived. This seal, originally owned by Cathrall’s parents, reveals their privileged status, since only the wealthy could afford to order bottles embossed with the family name and date.

INDE 105802
Archeologists uncovered this object at the site of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia during an excavation from 2000 to 2003.

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