Locket with Daguerreotype

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1847

GUSN

GUSN-248339

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

Descriptive Terms

lockets
daguerreotype (process)
gold (metal)
daguerreotype (process)
glass (material)
hair
Locket

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

7/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Katharine Richardson

Accession Number

2002.29.32

Date

ca. 1847 (The date "Jan 1st 1847" is engraved inside the locket.)

Places

Probably United States