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Posted 6 years ago

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I know nothing about this photo other than it is of my great grandfather in the late 1890's or so. Has anyone seen framing like this? It is on a 9" tin plate. Any info at all is appreciated.

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  1. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    I'm with you Jason. It's an interesting piece, fauxhouse. I find pieces like this quite poignant. When I enlarged it, it made me wonder if perhaps he died at sea or if it's just a reference to the Cross being a safe haven in a storm, such as losing a loved one. The rose reminded me of the poem/eulogy "The Rose Still Blooms Beyond the Wall". I know the poem was printed at least as early as October 26, 1916 and perhaps even earlier.
  2. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    I found a painting that is quite similar to the design on the plate here entitled "Rock of Ages":
  3. flowerrose, 6 years ago
    Beautiful button. I agree - a mourning pin/button/brooch.
    Very lovely treasure. They used to make mourning brooches that look a bit different to your button with locks of hair inside. 1800's.

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