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Item 100323

Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: circa 1800 Location: Portland Media: Gold

Item 48468

Thomas Quinby watch fob, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Media: Gold, garnet


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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.