Wrist watch worn by Harriette Moore

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Manufactured by
Worn by
Moore, Harriette Vyda Simms, American, 1902 - 1952
H x W (Case): 1 1/8 x 1 x 1/4 in. (2.9 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm)
Diameter (Band): 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
wrist watches
Place collected
New Carrollton, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Mims, Brevard County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
early to mid 20th century
Woman’s wrist watch worn by Harriette Vyda Sims Moore. The watch has a gold-colored face with black hour and minute hands and black numerals, some of which are partially worn away. Under the numeral six is the word "Swiss." The watch is housed in an eight sided watch case, also of a gold colored metal. Both the face and the case have swirling floral designs engraved on them. The two lugs on either side that attach the strap to the case are made of a dark brassy colored metal. They attach to two silver colored rings that make up the ends of the watch band. The band itself is a silver colored metal and has no clasp as it is a stretch band. It is possibly not contemporary to the watch itself. The back of the watch case has a decorative floral band around the edge. The center is plain, with numerous scratches. The crystal (glass) is missing.
African American
Civil rights
Clothing and dress
Hate crimes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Juanita Evangeline Moore, daughter; "Skip" Pagan, grandson; and Darren Pagan, great-grandson
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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