The Woman in the Locket

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Here are some interesting photographs we found at the museum:
Though we don’t know the identity of the woman in the photo, the technique was meant to capture many images suitable for a locket or brooch. Our best guess is that the image was captured in the mid-late 1800s or very early 1900s.

It was likely that the camera used to take these images had multiple lenses and shutters to expose only a portion of the negative for each photograph, allowing for multiple images to appear on one sheet.

You can see in the second sheet of photos with the woman and baby, there is one photo missing. Presumably, that is the photo chosen to go in the locket.

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