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19th Century Cameo

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Title

19th Century Cameo

Subject

19th Century Jewelry, Family Heirlooms

Description

Handmade cameo brooch from the 19th Century (c. 1870). The cameo is carved from shell and is bordered by 24 carat gold. The original fastener pin on the back is still intact and functioning. The carved scene depicts a woman walking near a town or city.

The cameo belongs to April White (née Headley) of Kearney, Nebraska. She received it from her mother, Terri Headley (née Johnson) of Omaha, Nebraska, who originally received it from a member of her family. Originally, the cameo was a wedding gift to Mary Cronin (née Jensen) of O'Neill, Nebraska in the 1870s. Mary is Terri's ancestor.

Source

April White
Terri Headley
Mary Cronin

Date

c. 1870
06/20/2015

Contributor

April White
Dr. Jinny Turman (scans)

Rights

Andy and April White
University of Nebraska at Kearney (Images)

Relation

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/came/hd_came.htm
https://www.antiquesjournal.com/pages04/archives/cameos.html

Format

JPEG
Shell and Gold Cameo

Coverage

Kearney, Nebraska
O'Neill, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska

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Original Format

Shell and Gold Cameo