Title: [Portrait of a woman with elaborate cameo jewelry and off the shoulder dress] Creator: Unknown Date: ca. 1850s Part Of: Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection Place: Travis County, Texas Physical Description: 1 photograph: sixth plate ambrotype; 7 x 8.3 cm. Rights: Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library Off The Should Dresses, 1860 S, 1860S Gone, Hair Side, Teen Dresses, Cameo Jewelry, Century Photography, 1850S, Victorian Photographers
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theowlhooteth: spanghew: marsiouxpial: x-ray of alexandra feodorovna’s hand, otherwise known as the last tsaritsa I’ve always loved the Romanovs — they’re one of the stories of history that belongs to me in an odd way — and this x-ray is strangely ghostly and haunting.
Hawai | Necklace (Lei Niho Palaoa). Medium; Human hair, ivory and fiber. Early 19th century. The lei niho palaoa, made of braided human hair and the ivory teeth of beached whales, was an important symbol worn by the Hawai'ian nobility to indicate their genealogical descent from the gods. After the conversion of most Hawai'ians to Christianity in the mid-nineteenth century, such necklaces continued to indicate social status but lost much of their previous spiritual symbolism.
Early 18th Century Pendant. On the Front: 'IN MEMORY OF Besty Robinson Obt 3rd Octr 1809 AE 28 Yrd's Affectionate Wife, Mother and Friend' On the back: dual hearts, eternity knot of hair and the words: 'The union of hearts constitutes our happiness' (the website does a good job explaining the importance of the mourner that began in the 18th century)