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Necklace in box (chain sash)

Necklace in box (chain sash)
Necklace in box (chain sash)
19th century
Steel; paper
necklace: 56 x 3/4 x 1/4 in.
Steel chain necklace worn by Edwin Booth for his portrait as "Hamlet" painted 1880-1882 by Oliver I. Lay.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Charles Downing Lay
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Gallery Label 
The Historical Society also owns the portrait for which this sash was worn by Mr. Booth (cp 1953.68). The portrait painter, Oliver I. Lay, was the father of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group