What items would have been important to these people in Europe in the age of enlightenment.?

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I am doing time capsule project and i need to get items for the following types of people. These items would have to have been important to these people in Europe during the age of enlightenment. (17-18 centuries)
1)An Upper class person
2)A lower class person
3)A woman
4)A Child
5)A soldier
6)A Ruler
Thank You for any ideas

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Hmmm mm – – – Do these items need to be stuffed in a capsule or can they just be suggested? Hmmm
1) A Wig and WIg Powder (cornstarch)
2) A tin cup (in our modern age we forget how important it is to have a personal water carrying device)
3) Sewing Needle (s) or Knitting Needles
4) A simple rag doll
5) a rifle would be great but a simple knife would suffice; a simple fire starter flint would also be important, starting a camp fire was often a sldier’s big task
6) A Seal (no not the animal) – – – It sound ridiculous but often a RULER ruled because he/she had a Great Seal that made documents legal, enemies of a KING/Queen would go to great lengths to get the official Seal and part of a forger’s bag of tricks was to imitate official seals, etc. Even a ‘lowly’ Governor of an Island COlony such as Jamaice had to have an elaborate Seal that was difficult to forge (you can get this item at a stationary / paper store). Also for a Ruler, an army!


1) Books! Get something by John Locke or Gulliver’s Travels or Robinson Crusoe (very popular book back than). Or maybe something like a handkerchief, all true gentlemen had one
2) Haversack for a farmer, I suppose
3) A needlework pocket (see the history.com link in my sources)
4) Boy – Toy flute / Girl – A play tea set or a piece of one
5) A cockade, it showed the rank of an officer in the army. So did ‘knots’ for the enlisted
6) Like George II? I would put in sheet music of ‘Rule, Britannia!’ – a song played in honor of the English victory in the War of Jenkins Ear
I hope I helped!

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the Age of Enlightenment is a term used to describe a time in Western philosophy and cultural life centered upon the 18th century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source and legitimacy for authority.
developing more or less simultaneously in Germany, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Portugal the movement spread through much of Europe, including the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Russia and Scandinavia as well as in America. it could be argued that the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence, the United States Bill of Rights, the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the Polish-Lithuanian Constitution of May 3, 1791, were motivated by “Enlightenment” principles.


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