Photographic brooch

Made:
c. 1850
maker:
Unknown

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Photographic brooch A photographic portrait of a man, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1850
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Brooch with two 40x50mm portraits of men set in gilded brass brooch mount. Glazed back with faded albumen print of man, daguerreotype portrait of man on reverse.

A photographic portrait of a man mounted in a gold-framed brooch, taken by an unknown photographer in about 1850.

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:
1990-5036/7295
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), gold plated (gilded)
Measurements:
overall (dageurreotype): 40 mm x 50 mm
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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