Multi-photo locket, ca. 1880

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The metal locket opens to show six gem tintypes on each side.

The locket belonged to JNLT -- Jane Nisbet Lawton Thompson of Kennebunk (1849-1930). She was married to Joseph Porter Thompson (1840-1904).

Lockets like this often were marketed by the photographers who took the images.

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About This Item

  • Title: Multi-photo locket, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Town: Kennebunk
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal, tintypes
  • Dimensions: 2.5 cm x 2.2 cm
  • Local Code: 1997.242.41
  • 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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