Jenny Lind

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Brass, silk, paper
Overall: 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 11.7 x 6.7 x 5.7 cm )
Dark brown velvet and brass pincushion in the form of Jenny Lind in 19th century costume with ringlets in her hair; body, bodice and trim of skirt of brass, skirt in velvet.
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Johanna Maria (Jenny) Lind (1820-1887) was born in Stockholm and as a child began studying there at the Conservatory of Music. She studied in paris with Manuel Garcia around 1840. Known as the "Swedish Nightingale," she toured Europe in the 1840s and won a popular reputation. She came to the U.S. under the management of P. T. Barnum from 1850-1852, endearing herself to the American public.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group