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Like the swiveling brooch with the young man’s photograph, this brooch features a photograph of a young woman on one side and hairwork on the other. There are two colors of hair formed into feathers. As there are no inscriptions on this piece, we can only speculate its meaning. It is possible that one color is that of the sitter and perhaps the other is a close family member or significant other.

Details

  • Title: Brooch
  • Date Created: 1893/1896
  • Location: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in. (5.4 x 5.4 x 2.1 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleischmann
  • Accession Number: 2008.213
  • Medium: gold, hair, gelatin silver print, glass

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