Necklace in box (chain sash)
necklace: 56 x 3/4 x 1/4 in.
Steel chain necklace worn by Edwin Booth for his portrait as "Hamlet" painted 1880-1882 by Oliver I. Lay.
The Historical Society also owns the portrait for which this sash was worn by Mr. Booth (cp 1953.68). The portrait painter, Oliver I. Lay, was the father of the donor.
Gift of Mr. Charles Downing Lay
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.