Elizabeth Akers Allen collar, ca. 1870

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A beaded collar belonged to Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911). A native of Strong who grew up in Farmington, Elizabeth Chase married artist Benjamin Paul Akers in 1860. He died in 1861. She later married E. M. Allen of New York.

A poet, Elizabeth Akers had written under the name "Florence Percy," but began writing as "Elizabeth Akers" and kept that name professionally.

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About This Item

  • Title: Elizabeth Akers Allen collar, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Locations:
    • Strong, Franklin County, ME
    • Farmington, Franklin County, ME
  • Media: Glass beads, string
  • Local Code: 1211*
  • 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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