Welcome to ThingStor!

A material culture database, ThingStor documents historical, “real” objects as they appear in American and English literature and visual art during the long 19th century.

Currently tracking nearly 1000 objects, ThingStor offers an ever-expanding online gallery and vetted empirical information of materials cited in high and low fiction or paintings.

The ThingStor Team invites you to use the database as a tool for thinking and teaching, researching and writing. We welcome your suggestions and contributions to this collaborative enterprise.