Locket with Daguerreotype
Circular gold locket, with a daguerreotype of a woman inside. The exterior of the locket is intricately engraved with text that identifies the subject of the daguerreotype as Lucy Maria Bowen. There is also a small gold chain that connects the locket to a heart-shaped gold charm, which has a lock of brown hair woven into it. The hair is encased within a miniature glass frame.
The date "Jan 1st 1847" is engraved inside the locket.
"HCB" (Initials of Henry Chandler Bowen, husband of Lucy Maria Bowen)
"My wife / Jan 1st 1847 I have loved thee on Earth, I will meet thee in Heaven" (Engraved)
"Lucy Maria Bowen 1825-1863" (handwritten)
- Object type
Probably United States
- Descriptive terms
- 7/8 (W) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Katharine Richardson