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Mosaic Pin or Brooch

Mosaic Pin or Brooch - Lane Family piece. Oval with gold twist edge. Mosaic Rose and Flowers. This object was donated prior to 1969 by the estate of a Lane descendant in Wake County. Origin most likely Florence, Italy. It was said to have belonged to one of Joel Lane’s wives, but there is some question as to its actual age.

Object # 1932.10.1

Estimated age: uknown

What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…