A photo of a gold archaeological ring found at Hundleton and declared treasure at National Museum Wales

A photo of a gold archaeological ring found at Hundleton and declared treasure at National Museum Wales

Victorian Agate Eye Brooch Agate attracts strength, it is also known as a protection stone. Eye Agate regained popularity during the Victorian era. In times of mourning provided a sense of protection to the weak at heart. The glossy round beads and circular pattern suggests symbolic reference to the natural cycle of life, wholeness and unity; a comforting reminder to a Victorian woman searching for strength in times of loss.

Victorian Agate Eye Brooch Agate attracts strength, it is also known as a protection stone. Eye Agate regained popularity during the Victorian era. In times of mourning provided a sense of protection to the weak at heart. The glossy round beads and circular pattern suggests symbolic reference to the natural cycle of life, wholeness and unity; a comforting reminder to a Victorian woman searching for strength in times of loss.

Macabre, but true - Victorian death photos. The photos served less as a reminder of mortality than as a keepsake to remember the deceased. This was especially common with infants and young children; Victorian era childhood mortality rates were extremely high, and a post-mortem photograph might have been the only image of the child the family ever had.

Macabre, but true - Victorian death photos. The photos served less as a reminder of mortality than as a keepsake to remember the deceased. This was especially common with infants and young children; Victorian era childhood mortality rates were extremely high, and a post-mortem photograph might have been the only image of the child the family ever had.

The Strangest Tradition of the Victorian Era: Post-Mortem Photography

The Strangest Tradition of the Victorian Era: Post-Mortem Photography

This family portrait includes the bodies of what I assume to be infant twins. Photography was in its infancy at this time and was expensive – this might well have been the only family photograph the couple ever had taken.

Christine Elfman: Cabinet Cards/Storydress II series. Life-size papier mache and plaster figures with dresses made from papier mache printed with family stories. The actual photographs are made using the wet-plate collodion negative, printing and burnishing processes used for 19th century cabinet cards. © Christine Elfman

Christine Elfman: Cabinet Cards/Storydress II series. Life-size papier mache and plaster figures with dresses made from papier mache printed with family stories. The actual photographs are made using the wet-plate collodion negative, printing and burnishing processes used for 19th century cabinet cards. © Christine Elfman

Toe Pincher Coffin with Viewing Window.  by stowawayantiques, $1237.00

Reserved for Connie! Toe Pincher Coffin with Viewing Window. Antique Victorian Full SIze Coffin

Toe Pincher Coffin with Viewing Window. by stowawayantiques, $1237.00

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