Keywords: Gold fob
Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800
Contributed by: Tate House Museum
Date: circa 1800
Thomas Quinby watch fob, ca. 1850
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1850
Media: Gold, garnet
Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
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