Gertrude Akers bracelet, ca. 1860

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Gertrude Akers, who died in infancy, wore this bracelet.

She was the daughter of sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers and Elizabeth Chase Akers, a poet. Her father died in 1861 and her mother later married E.M. Allen.

Benjamin Paul Akers was from Sacarappa (Westbrook) and Elizabeth Chase Akers a native of Strong, who grew up in Farmington.

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About This Item

  • Title: Gertrude Akers bracelet, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • State: ME
  • Media: Garnet, metal
  • Local Code: 1297*
  • 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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