Photographer says, "The Victorians were making multi-purpose watches over a hundred years ago! “The Lancaster Watch Camera was patented in October 1886 and made until 1890. Such tiny cameras were the forerunners for the ‘spy’ camera – a mechanism disguised as a different object."
(1) victorian era | Tumblr-During the Victorian Era, mourners sometimes collected their tears in Gold Decorated “Tear Bottles” to keep as a remembrance for the next of kin. It has also been said that the widows would go to the grave on the anniversary of the first year of death and sprinkle the tears on the grave to signify the end of the first year of mourning.
Victorian mourning bracelet commissioned by a woman outside of Baltimore to memorialise each of her seven relatives lost during the Civil War. The acorn motif symbolises power, authority or victory and is often used for military tombs. The seven panels have initials for each person lost, with the EH on the clasp being her own initials.
Reproduction Victorian Civil War Era Mourning Jewelry Bog Oak Imitation. $15.00, via Etsy.