Hair pin, ca. 1840

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A baleen and metal woman's hair pin is designed in the form of a sword.

Hair decorations were popular adornments, especially in the 19th century.

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About This Item

  • Title: Hair pin, ca. 1840
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Media: Baleen, whale bone, metal
  • Local Code: JE18
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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