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Mirrors126 of 319James Cremer c 1860's framed mirror Philadelphia Stereoscope maker w/tagOld Antique Mirror
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Katestlouis
    (35 items)

    This is small but heavy. It is 7" x 6." Heavy duty chain and hook which does have a flowered design.

    Think it must have been designed to put by a door to check yourself out before answering.

    Chain length is about 6.5."

    Any help is most appreciated. None of the classification seem to fit.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Of course, a 9 m/m in the other hand is quite reassuring.
    2. Katestlouis, 6 years ago
      Hi,
      Well. It is a comment, but did not help me one bit. Thanks anyway.
    3. Gillian, 5 years ago
      Could this be the solution? Below I've just copied a couple of points from the article that is linked.

      "When a person died in a room the mirrors had to be covered or turned to face the wall. Failure to do so would result in the deceased person's soul being lost - or they may even turn into a vampire."

      "Even while asleep, it was thought best to cover your mirror as you could be vulnerable to attack from negative spirits or demons during the dark hours. It was also advised, to never place your bed in a place where it is reflected in a mirror."

      https://exemplore.com/paranormal/Spirit-Reflections-Ghosts-and-Haunted-Mirrors
    4. Katestlouis, 5 years ago
      Hi,

      Wow. Interesting. Guess it would have worked for sitting shiva too. All mirrors have to be covered. I never thought of anything like that. Thanks ! Interesting traditions/thoughts regarding death. Saw where Norwegians ? open a window after someone dies, so their soul can leave the planet.
    5. Gillian, 5 years ago
      Now I need someone to tell me how the mirror is affixed to the wall to begin with?
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Yeah Gillian. And what about my ceiling mirror over my bed ?!!

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