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Georgian Mourning Necklace- mourning necklaces were commonly woven from or contained the deceased person's hair
Victorian mourning pendant is made with 18k yellow gold, seed pearls, and a coiled lock of hair behind a glass panel.
Victorian memorial button. The deceased loved one's hair is braided and set into the button.
I think this one is beautiful for the time period it captures and the tremendous clarity of the photo for the time. My guess is the family could afford one of the better photographers of the day, judging from the clothing of the mother and babe. Very touching.