Pincushion Box, Zachiariah Brackett Stevens Tinware, ca. 1820

Contributed by Abplanalp Library, UNE


Made by Zachiariah Stevens for his daughter Emmeline, this tinware pincushion box came from the attic of the Zachiariah Stevens / Cordelia Pierce home, Stevens Plains, Westbrook.

Zachiariah Stevens opened the first Stevens Plains tin shop in 1798. He and his sons were tinsmiths. They made the tinware and peddled it through northern New England and Canada while the Stevens women decorated and painted it.

Zachiariah Stevens and Oliver Buckley, also a tinsmith, donated the original eight acres on Stevens Plains for Westbrook Seminary.

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  • Title: Pincushion Box, Zachiariah Brackett Stevens Tinware, ca. 1820
  • Creator: Zachiariah Brackett Stevens
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Locations:
    • Westbrook, Cumberland County, ME
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Painted tinware
  • Local Code: Box 012
  • Collection: Westbrook College History Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Abplanalp Library, UNE
716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
(207) 221-4323

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