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Tate House Museum

Amethyst, Portland, ca. 1800

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Amethyst, Portland, ca. 1800
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Joseph Ingraham worked as a merchant and silversmith, creating small personal adornments, such as buckles and buttons in 19th century Portland.

His trade may account for this small cut, but unset, amethyst.

It descended to Darius Holbrook Ingraham, who was mayor of Portland, and whose wife was an early member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maine, the organization that preserved Tate House. The Ingrahams were related to the Tates.

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