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Patriotic heart brooch


Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bakelite, brass

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Red, white, and blue Bakelite brooch in the shape of a heart. The center of the heart is adorned with the Great Seal of the United States, made of brass.


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