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Football charm bracelet

about 1935

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Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin and celluloid), metal

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Bracelets and armlets

This chain-link celluloid bracelet has five bakelite charms: a brown football helmut, a football, a pennant which reads, “RAH-RAH,” a megaphone with a leather handle, and a red football helmut. The bracelet fastens around the wrist with a metal spring ring clasp.


Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum