Art and culture from the Colonial Times

These are ten items during the American Revolutionary War.

This is a painting. Paintings were made for fun, or just to paint those important events in history. Most paintings are paintings of incidents and famous people. "History.org: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Website." Home Page of History and Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
Quill pens were used as writing tools. They were made out of bird feathers. The preferred bird to pluck feathers from was the goose. Swan feathers were the best, but no one liked plucking feathers from an angry swan! "History.org: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizen Website." Home Page of History.org:The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
The British didn't allow the colonists to make their own money, but the colonists needed a better trading system. The colonists made their own paper money, but put a fake date on it showing that this was printed before the British conquered them. "History Is Fun, Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center History Museums, America's Beginnings." History Is Fun. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
Weapons are used for wars and battles. Muskets and rifles were used the most in the Revolutionary War. Sometimes the British leaders carried a small gun to shoot their on troops if the try to surrender. "History.org: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Website." Home Page of History.org:The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
This portrait is a portrait of George Washington. Portraits were usually paintings of people who had the right to be honored at the time. Only a few were for fun. "History.org: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Website. "Home Page of History.org:The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
Rag dolls were made by mothers and given to the daughters as a lovely gift. They were handcrafted with fabric. Daughters would see the rag doll as a new toy they could play with. "."Handmade Old Fashioned Rag Dolls. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
Betsy Ross was the creator of the first flag of the United States of America. It had 13 stars in a circle, representing the thirteen states at that time. "Teaching American History 4-+etaluma Schools." Teaching American Histoy 4-Petluma Schools. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
Stamps were used to show that the taxes were paid with paper products during the famous Stamp Act. The stamps were the reason the incident was called the Stamp Act. "History.com." History.com A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
Silver was used for silverware, weapons, bullets, candlesticks, inkstands, tankards, and lots of other items. They even made silver coins. "LHRIC The Silversmith." LHRIC Colonial Tradesmen:The Silversmith. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
There were many instruments that were played at the time, but the violin was by far the most popular. They played cheerful songs with it. In war, they used fifes and drums to signal commands. "History.org: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Website." Home Page of History.org:The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016. "ABOUT EARLY AMERICAN MUSIC-The Colonial Music Institute: Bringing History to Life Through Music. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.
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