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Object Name Thimble, Sailor's
Object Number 1879.1.15
Collection Stafford
Description leather sailor's thimble; brown; leather pieces sown together with hole for finger;
Dimensions L-6.102 inches
Material leather
Event Presidential Inauguration
Provenance sailor's thimble used on the ships "Bon Homme Richard" and the "Alliance." It was attached to the first American flag that was presented by Congress to Lieutenant James Bayard Stafford after the victory over the British HMS "Serapis"
People Stafford, Lt. James Bayard
Stafford, Sarah
Search Terms Bon Homme Richard
Alliance
American Congress
leather sailor's thimble
Serapis
Lt. James Bayard Stafford