Artifacts of a Life

Just a few accessories that belonged to the real Betsy Bonaparte, with a portrait showing her wearing the tiara. She was 37 or 38 and living in Europe when the painting was made.

accessories

Everytime I see the photograph of this jewelry and small handbag, I think how fashionable they would have been in the 1960s!

tiara

This tiara features seed pearls and garnets.

heroine

Painting in the collection of the Maryland Historical Society, photograph by Michael Chatlien, 2011

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4 responses to “Artifacts of a Life

  1. Florence Brewer

    Ruth–I love all these interesting tidbits—-I have a very old little purse that belonged to one of my ancesters—-

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