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The material that follows appeared in Godey’s Magazine and Lady’s Book for 1858 (vol. 50, pp. 169-170) as part of a series of articles presenting “Full Instructions in Needle-Work of All Kinds.” It is reprinted here in that it offers contemporary insight into the major categories of beads used in needle work during the mid-19th century in the United States.

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The Society of Bead Researchers is a non-profit scientific-educational corporation founded in 1981 to foster historical, archaeological, and material cultural research on beads and beadwork of all materials and periods, and to expedite the dissemination of the resultant knowledge. Membership is open to all persons involved in the study of beads, as well as those interested in keeping abreast of current trends in bead research.



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