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.
About This Item
- 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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