LECTURE Early Political Jewelry

Our guest speaker is Thomas Keefe, Collector of Political Memorabilia.

Thomas Keefe, Collector of Political Memorabilia

In this presentation, Keefe will explore the history of early political jewelry in America. He will discuss political pins from the 1840 presidential election on view in the exhibition Bejeweled and Bedazzled: Jewelry and Personal Adornment, as well as examples from other periods from his own extensive collection.

  • Free admission

IMAGE: Harrison & Reform Log Cabin Pin, unidentified maker, c. 1840, sulfide, white enamel, glass, brass, courtesy of Tom Keefe

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