Price (non-member): $130.00
Price (member): $117.00
Go Ahead, Be Crabby. Did you know that the scientific name for the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) means “beautiful swimmer?” Wear our exclusive Crab Pin and celebrate this beloved Chesapeake crustacean and the treasured memories it conjures of summers at the shore. Crafted from oxidized sterling silver with detailing as exquisite as a lost-wax casting. 1.5"w. x 2"l.
America’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, nurtures more than 300 aquatic creatures, including the delectable blue crab. Harvested by the bushel and served steamed and spiced by the dozen, crab feasts (or pickin’s) are the pinnacle of gustatory pleasure for coastal residents of Maryland and Virginia. Recreate that sense of endless summer with this delectable shore-inspired collection, each inspired by holdings in our National Museum of American History’s costume collection or Division of Domestic Life.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.