Memorial brooch with photograph
Memorial brooch, with a photographic portrait of a woman, taken by unknown photographer. Gold letters 'on a black enamel border that reads: 'In Memory Of'. The print is covered by glass in an inset. Pin and hook mounting repositioned on the back. C. 1880.
photographic portrait of a woman set into a memorial brooch, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1880.
The words 'in memory of' are engraved in gold around the frame.
This brooch may have been worn as a piece of mourning jewellery, but may also simply have been a way of remembering a loved one and preserving their image.
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overall (brooch): 50 mm x 37 mm
overall (photograph): 25 mm x 17 mm
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- The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford