Memorial brooch with photograph

maker:
Unknown
Photographic memorial brooch
      A photographic portrait of a woman set into a memorial brooch, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1880

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Photographic memorial brooch A photographic portrait of a woman set into a memorial brooch, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1880
Science Museum Group Collection
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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.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/2083
Materials:
albumen, brass (copper, zinc alloy), enamel, glass and gold plated (gilded)
Measurements:
overall (brooch): 50 mm x 37 mm
overall (photograph): 25 mm x 17 mm
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford