Locket with photographs of Harriette and Harry T. Moore

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  • Image for Locket with photographs of Harriette and Harry T. Moore
  • Image for Locket with photographs of Harriette and Harry T. Moore
  • Image for Locket with photographs of Harriette and Harry T. Moore
  • Image for Locket with photographs of Harriette and Harry T. Moore
  • Image for Locket with photographs of Harriette and Harry T. Moore
  • Image for Locket with photographs of Harriette and Harry T. Moore
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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Moore, Harriette Vyda Simms, American, 1902 - 1952
Moore, Harry Tyson, American, 1905 - 1951
Owned by
Moore, Harriette Vyda Simms, American, 1902 - 1952
Medium
metal, silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
Diameter (closed): 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
H x W (open): 2 7/16 x 1 3/8 in. (6.2 x 3.5 cm)
Type
lockets
gelatin silver prints
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
Date
early to mid 20th century
Description
Locket belonging to Harriette Vyda Simms Moore with two black and white photographs inside of herself and her husband Harry Tyson Moore. This circular locket opens into two halves, each half with a small photograph. The outside of the locket is a gold colored metal, with a floral design engraved on the front half. The back half is plain. There is a small metal loop soldered to the top to attach a suspension chain. There is another small loop hanging from it. On the inside are two photographs, each framed by a copper colored ring set into the metal. The two photographs show each individual from the shoulders up. Harry Moore is wearing a suit with a high collar; Harriette Moore is wearing a light colored blouse with a fold over collar. The former gazes directly at the viewer, the latter is gazing away to the viewer's right. There are tree branches behind her and shrubs in the background behind him.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Clothing and dress
Resistance
Segregation
Violence
Women
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
2013.157.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Adornment
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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