Samuel Freeman shoe buckles, ca. 1790

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Shoe buckles belonged to Samuel Freeman of Portland (1743-1831), who was known for dressing in breeches, waistcoat and shoes with broad silver buckles, even after the outfit was no longer in fashion.

Freeman was an author, postmaster of Portland, president of the Maine Bank, and served as a city selectman.

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About This Item

  • Title: Samuel Freeman shoe buckles, ca. 1790
  • Creation Date: circa 1790
  • Subject Date: circa 1790
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: pewter
  • Dimensions: 4 cm x 7 cm
  • Local Code: 4313*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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