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James Brown Thornton cameo, Saco, 1849

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

James Brown Thornton of Saco (1794-1873) sat for sculptor James A. Greenough of Boston who created this carving for a cameo brooch on Jan. 9, 1849.

Thornton, the son of Thomas G. Thornton, the marshal for the state of Maine, and Elizabeth Cutts Thornton, was a ship owner and merchant. He also owned considerable property.

He married Eliza Goodkin in 1817. The couple had 11 children.

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  • Title: James Brown Thornton cameo, Saco, 1849
  • Creator: Greenough, James A.
  • Creation Date: 1849-01-09
  • Subject Date: 1849
  • Town: Saco
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Shell, silver
  • Local Code: 1885*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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