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  1. Eleanor Rose

    Does She Possess a “Witches Heart”?

    (Public Domain) How about this lovely young lady? (Public Domain) Well chances are they do, but we’ll never know since we can’t see inside their jewelry boxes. “Witches Hearts” were an early Victorian token given to a loved one, as a symbol of a “bewitching”. Single hearts were given to a...
  2. Mrs. V

    Oh glory, those gems!

    As requested, I am starting a thread talking about jewelry, because it is my abiding passion. My Grandmother was a teacher, and I inherited all her odd and lovely pieces. Not that they are Civil War era..just fun...1923+ Now..the basics..Cameo. Ears, pins, pendants. And I swear the bigger the...
  3. Eleanor Rose

    Chatelaines: A Victorian Fashion Statement

    Chatelaine (USA), ca. 1860; silver, gold wash, ivory, enamel, glass. Cooper Hewitt/Smithsonian Institution. The chatelaine’s popularity as an accessory in the 1860s appears to have been due to a growing Victorian belief in the importance of rational housekeeping in a woman’s life. While...
  4. Belle Montgomery

    Photos of Victorian Women by Mathew Brady From The 1860's- Dress/Hair Styles Galore!

    A few may be from the 70's but heh...these women lived during the war! … and now the actresses!
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