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Mourning Brooch with braided hair of deceased
Mourning hair brooches 1850's
The vacant seat brooch....soooo sad and rather touching. The lady is pointing to the empty seat next to her......circa 1770-90
Mourning Brooch for "E.B." with Ship Sailing into the Distance, Circa 1770 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
mourning brooch; the empty nest suggests a baby or little child has died.
Mourning pin (A must for female fashions funeral accessory.)
A hair memorabilia! These are pretty rare to find. She may have sent this with him to war.....