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World War II charm bracelet

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This bracelet is an example of jewelry worn on the home front during WW2. It incorporates charms acquired by a serviceman that provide a glimpse into his wartime activities. His image, along with that of his wife or sweetheart, appears in the form of a miniature photograph mounted inside a...

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1980s, purchased at auction by Yvonne Markowitz; 2010, gift of Markowitz to her daughter, Mindy Markowitz Setzen; gift of Setzen to the MFA (Accession date: March 23, 2011)

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GIft of Mindy Markowitz Setzen

American, 1941–45


Overall: 1.8 x 18.5 cm (11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets