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.
About This Item
- Title: Elizabeth Akers Allen collar, ca. 1870
- Creation Date: circa 1870
- Subject Date: circa 1870
- Strong, Franklin County, ME
- Farmington, Franklin County, ME
- Media: Glass beads, string
- Local Code: 1211*
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Allen, Elizabeth Akers, 1832-1911--Associated objects
- Women--Clothing & dress
- Dress accessories
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