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Just Added to Our Digital Collections: Mourning Jewelry

October 14, 2013 Archive Insight

Over time, people have marked the deaths of their loved ones in many ways. One popular method in the 18th and 19th centuries was the wearing of mourning jewelry, which often incorporated the hair of the deceased. We’ve just added close to 50 more stunning examples of mourning jewelry and other memorial items to our digital collections, including the mourning brooch depicted here, a ring dating to 1716, and a doll’s coffin.

Ellice Engdahl is Digital Collections and Content Manager at The Henry Ford.

19th century, 18th century, jewelry, digital collections, by Ellice Engdahl

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