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From Lynch (2009): “From initial observation, the tan color 24 seems to indicate that the clay came from Lake Pontchartrain. The sample also has iron spots on the surface. The brick does not have a brickmaker’s stamp, although it is likely that the brick dates to the 1910s. This sample is regular in shape, has sharp-pressed edges, and is struck from header to header across the bedding face. The strike marks on the brick indicate that it was struck with a metal striker, which is consistent with the period. The lack of sand in the surface indicates that water was used as a molding lubricant. Given these characteristics, the brick appears to have been produced through extrusion using the stiff mud method”


Marble Fragment

Collected by Alberto Calderon Gonzales