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Bejeweled: Standing Out

Gold and crystal pin, ca. 1880

Gold and crystal pin, ca. 1880

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Maine Historical Society

Lura Beam, in A Maine Hamlet, wrote about her hometown of Marshfield at the turn of the 20th century: "To have jewelry was every woman's ambition, and every man's too because he wanted to give it. … Probably only about half the women had more than a single piece of jewelry."


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