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Pair of Shell Earrings

2006.44.179ab (RS8875)

Description

Pink shell earrings on original backing.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1920-1940
Inscriptions
On front: "Tropical Sea Shell Earrings/ Treasures from Under the Sea/ E. Diamond & Son Miami, Florida"
On back:"29 (cents marking)"
Postage Note: "FROM/ THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY/ 111 FIFTH AVENUE/ NEW YORK 3, N.Y./ N.Y.O. 626 RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED/ TO-/MRS> NANNIE B. PHILLIPS,/ DONIBRISTLE./TOPSFIELD, MASS./ MERCHANDISE-FOURTH CLASS MAIL./ POSTMASTER: This parcel may be opened for postal inspection if necessary."
Handwritten over postage: "Shell(-illegible)" (Printed and handwritten in pencil)
Location of origin
Miami (manufactured and/or retailed)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
People and organizations
E. Diamond & Son
Phillips, Nannie Jencks (Borden), 1877-1963
Dimensions
9/16 in (W), 1 3/16 in (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.179ab
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101779

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