Gold and enamel bracelets, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The gold and black enamel bracelets are in a leather box, lined in silk, with the stamp of J.W. and H.H. McDuffee, who operated a store at the corner of Union and Middle streets in Portland.

A Portland ballad to H.H. McDuffee of 1874 begins, "In Watches, Diamonds, and Gold Chains, McDuffee in his triumph reigns ..."

John W. McDuffee had also operated a jewelry store in Lewiston.

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About This Item

  • Title: Gold and enamel bracelets, Portland, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Gold, enamel
  • Local Code: 1997.242.38
  • 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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