Photographic brooch

Made:
c. 1880
maker:
Unknown

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Brooch with photographic portraits An intricate brooch containing four photographs of family members mounted into four of five individual oval sections
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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An intricate brooch containing photographs of five family members mounted into four of five individual oval sections, taken by an unknown photographer, in about 1880. The father of the family appears at the top of the brooch. In the centre are the youngest boy and a girl, to the right, a young boy, and at the base an older boy. All the photographs have been hand coloured in blue, drawing attention to clothing and background. The empty mount to the left of the brooch may have contained the photograph of the mother of the family.

An intricate brooch containing photographs of five family members mounted into four of five individual oval sections, taken by an unknown photographer, in about 1880.

The father of the family appears at the top of the brooch. In the centre are the youngest boy and a girl, to the right, a young boy, and at the base an older boy.

All the photographs have been hand coloured in blue, drawing attention to clothing and background. The empty mount to the left of the brooch may have contained the photograph of the mother of the family.

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:
1990-5036/4976
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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