Molly Ockett's purse, ca. 1785

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Moose hair, wool, and hemp purse woven with intricate geometric patterns. It belonged to Pequawket Molly Ockett who lived in the Bethel area.

The purse includes a silver clasp said to have been made by Eli Twitchell in 1788. Molly Ockett served as nurse and doctor to early European settlers.

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About This Item

  • Title: Molly Ockett's purse, ca. 1785
  • Creation Date: circa 1785
  • Subject Date: circa 1785
  • Town: Bethel
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Moose hair, hemp, wool, silver
  • Dimensions: 12 cm x 16 cm
  • Local Code: 610*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

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

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