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Object ID 002865

Object Name American Maid Hair Pins

Object Desc Packet of 25 (some missing) doublet jet enamelled standard weight American Maid Hair Pins

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003396

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Second Floor Bathroom

Object Date

Start Year Range 1919

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords pins,hair pins,American Maid,

Title American Maid Hair Pins

Description Packet of 25 (some missing) doublet jet enamelled standard weight American Maid Hair Pins. Very faded lavender packet currently containing 19 hair pins. Circle on front with woman with ringlets in hair, stars around top of circle. Back says "especial attention is directed to uniform shape and superior finish of American Maid Hair Pins. Every Pin Warranted Perfect."


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.75

Length 0

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin


Maker Details Marshall Field & Company, commonly known as Marshall Field’s, was an upscale department store in Chicago, Illinois, that grew to become a major chain before being acquired by Macy's, Inc., on August 30, 2005. "American Maid" was trademarked in 1919 but used since 1912.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3396



Date JAN 15,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Packet is severely faded and spotted with discoloration. Edges are bent and wrinkled. Front appears to have had tape at one point that was removed and took some of paper packet with it. Missing 6 hair pins.