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Locket with Daguerreotype

Description

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.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1847
The date "Jan 1st 1847" is engraved inside the locket.
Inscriptions
"HCB" (Initials of Henry Chandler Bowen, husband of Lucy Maria Bowen)
"Lucy" (Engraved)
"My wife / Jan 1st 1847 I have loved thee on Earth, I will meet thee in Heaven" (Engraved)
"Lucy Maria Bowen 1825-1863" (handwritten)
Material
daguerreotype (process)
glass (material)
gold (metal)
hair
Object type
Adornment
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
daguerreotype (process)
glass (material)
gold (metal)
hair
Locket
lockets
Dimensions
7/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
2002.29.32
Credit Line
Gift of Katharine Richardson
GUSN
248339

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