Pin with portrait of man
This pin represents a loving tradition that endures, morphed now into airbrushed sweatshirts and cars, perhaps, but the sentiment remains the same: You are loved, and you are missed. It doesn't get much more real than that.
1.25 inches diameter | gelatin silver print mounted in round metal pinback frame
Photo-jewelry was primarily for remembrance, a readily available, affordable way to say I love you, and I want you to love me. It was a perfect gift for everything from Valentines Day, or the birth of a baby, to a soldier leaving for the Civil War—or mourning and remembrance for the soldiers who never returned. These vintage jewelry pieces, from the Victorian period, are an integral part of both American and European history. (From Photo Jewelry Book)