Elizabeth Akers chain and locket, ca. 1860

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Elizabeth Akers (1832-1911) owned this long gold-colored chain and locket. In the locket is a tintype of Benjamin Paul Akers (1825-1861) at age 20.

Benjamin Akers of Sacarappa (Westbrook) was a sculptor who studied in Boston and Rome.

Elizabeth Chase Taylor married Akers, whom she had met in Rome, in 1860. A poet, Elizabeth Akers had written under the name "Florence Percy," but began writing as "Elizabeth Akers" and kept that name professionally after her husband's death and her subsequent marriage to E. M. Allen of New York.

Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen was born in Strong and grew up in Farmington.

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About This Item

  • Title: Elizabeth Akers chain and locket, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • State: ME
  • Media: Gold plate
  • Local Code: 1296*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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