Photographic brooch

Made:
c. 1850
maker:
Unknown

A photographic portrait of a woman set into a brooch, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1850. A second portrait of a man, appears on the reverse of the brooch. The woman wears a lace collar, and a large brooch featuring a stag and deer. The brooch holding the two daguerreotype photographs may have been a gift from husband to wife.

A photographic portrait of a woman set into a brooch, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1850.

A second portrait of a man, appears on the reverse of the brooch. The woman wears a lace collar, and a large brooch featuring a stag and deer.

The brooch holding the two daguerreotype photographs may have been a gift from husband to wife.

Photographic jewellery became popular in the early days of photography as a decorative and personal way to display pictures of loved ones.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6052
type:
photographic jewelry
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
  • pin - jewelry
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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