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This guide was developed in response to the many times we have been asked: "Which items are appropriate for my store?" To use this guide, we suggest you look for the time period(s) that relate to your museum or historical site.

Each listed period is linked to a page that lists all our products that apply in some way to that period. A product is assigned to a period if it was invented then, was in popular use at the time, or has been traced back to this earliest period through archeological investigation (including carbon dating of oldest discovered artifact).

Please note: Our Music Books and Historical Books are still being researched. Furthermore, the exact origin of and popularity for our Spool Knitter (4402) and Ring Knitter (4403) have yet to be determined.

Prehistoric Period
(prior to 4000 B.C.)

Bronze Age
(4000 B.C to 1999 B.C.)

Iron Age
(2000 B.C. to 999 B.C.)

Classical Era of Old
World Civilizations
(1000 B.C. to 399 B.C.)

Great Empires Unite
the Civilized World
(400 B.C. to 475 A.D.)

Early Middle Age
or "Dark Age"
(476 A.D. to 999 A.D.)

High & Late Middle Ages
(1000 A.D. to 1299 A.D.)

Renaissance Period
(1300 A.D. to 1491 A.D.)

New World Exploratory Period
(1492 A.D. to 1629 A.D.)

Colonial American Period
(1630 A.D. to 1762 A.D.)

American Revolutionary War
(1763 A.D. to 1782 A.D.)

Early American Period
(1783 A.D. to 1814 A.D.)


American Expansionist
Period or "Antebellum Period"
(1815 A.D. to 1859 A.D.)

American Civil War
(1860 A.D. to 1865 A.D.)

Reconstruction Period
(1866 A.D. to 1870 A.D.)

Second Industrial
Revolution Period
(1871 A.D. to 1913 A.D.)

World War I
or "First World War"
(1914 A.D. to 1919 A.D.)

"Roaring" Twenties
(1920 A.D. to 1929 A.D.)

Great Depression Era
(1930 A.D. to 1939 A.D.)

World War II
or "Second World War"
(1940 A.D. to 1945 A.D.)

Atomic Age
(1946 A.D. to 1956 A.D.)

Space Age
(1957 A.D. to 1989 A.D.)

Information Age
(1990 A.D. to present)

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