The Hoffman Assemblage

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Picture of Hand-painted pearlware tea set Picture of Hand-Matching creamware Picture of Chinese porcelain dinnerware Picture of Matching creamware Picture of Pearlware pitcher Picture of Two flips Picture of Unusual Lynn-decorated tumbler Picture of Two Flips and a Tumbler

While the Hoffmans ate on fancy Chinese porcelain dishes, other citizens complained loudly about the industries that were polluting the nearby Collect Pond. In addition to the tanneries, slaughterhouses, breweries, ropewalks, and potteries contributed to making the neighborhood less than desirable. Despite these conditions, artisans continued to live here in order to be near their businesses. The Hoffman bakery (managed by a sequence of tenants) remained in business on Pearl Street well into the 1850s; the widow Hoffman lived on the property until circa 1830 when the Five Points had already achieved its notorious reputation.

Picture of 18th century wine glasses Picture of Tumbler and two 18th century wine glasses Picture of 18th century Dessert glass Picture of Salt Cellar in late-18th Century Picturt of Salt Cellar in late-18th Century Picture of Case bottle Picture of Scent bottle Picture of Medicinal vials Picture of Preserved food, snuff, or powdered condiment bottle Picture of Porcelain tobacco pipe bowl Picture of clay tobacco pipes

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