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1943.343 (RS196472)


This circular brooch is set with an albumen photograph of Lawrence Rhoades under beveled glass, surrounded by a tortoiseshell disc that is pinned to an ivory disc back with six metal pins. Each pin is mounted with an orange-colored bead. The brooch closed with a hinged pin and C-clasp (pin is missing) on the reverse.


Attributed to Rhoades, Lawrence (Maker)
donor notes that Lawrence Rhoades made this brooch after his return from the Civil War.
Location of origin
Rhode Island
albumen prints
glass (material)
ivory (tooth component)
silver and silver alloy
tortoise shell
Object type
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
albumen prints
glass (material)
ivory (tooth component)
pins (jewelry)
silver and silver alloy
tortoise shell
3/8 (D), 1 7/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
Credit Line
Gift of Ella Newton Rhoades
Reference Notes
For more information on portrait jewelry see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 220-222.
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Title Gold locket with pictures Accession number 1941.1046
Title Crystal pin Accession number 1941.1048
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1941.1049
Title c - Set of enamel jewelry Accession number 1941.1050 a
Title Locket Accession number 1941.1051
Title c - Jewelry set Accession number 1941.1052 a
Title c - Set of studs Accession number 1941.1053 a
Title Gold locket on chain Accession number 1941.1055
Title Jet brooch Accession number 1941.1056
Title Scotch pebble brooch Accession number 1941.1057
Title Hair chain Accession number 1941.1058
Title Pair of enamel and gold bracelets Accession number 1941.1060 ab
Title Shell necklace Accession number 1941.1064
Title Shell necklace Accession number 1941.1065
Title Flower pin Accession number 1941.1075
Title Bead necklace Accession number 1941.1076
Title j - 10 stickpins Accession number 1943.336 a
Title Brooch Accession number 1943.343
Title Chatelaine Accession number 1944.209
Title Hat pin Accession number 1944.211
Title Hat pin Accession number 1944.212
Title Childs ring Accession number 1944.216
Title Gold cameo ring Accession number 1944.217