Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
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This thesis investigates the relationship between the growing consumer ideology brought about by the American Industrial Revolution and changing gravestone characteristics in Philadelphia, PA between 1800-1930. Examining their connection uncovers how consumerism impacted individual’s sense of self and viewed their place in society, which are then reflected in material culture.
Elgendy, Melissa A., "Forget-Me-Not: American Consumerism and its Impact on Philadelphia Gravestones, 1800-1930" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.