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Samuel Freeman's knee buckles, ca. 1790

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Samuel Freeman of Portland (1743-1831) wore these knee buckles on his breeches and also dressed in a waistcoat and shoes with broad silver buckles, even after the outfit was no longer in fashion.

Freeman was an author, businessman, and political figure in Portland who helped the city become prosperous.

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  • Title: Samuel Freeman's knee buckles, ca. 1790
  • Creation Date: circa 1790
  • Subject Date: circa 1790
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: metal
  • Dimensions (cm): 3 x 3
  • Local Code: 4313*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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