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Photograph by Robert Clark, artifact courtesy APVA Preservation Virginia

Jamestown's leaders wanted to transplant English society to Virginia. The settlement's gentlemen carried objects to display their rank, such as a skeleton-embossed seal for impressing its owner's initials in wax.

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