Antique Tintype Photograph Portrait Memento Mori Brooch Locket with Inscription
Here is an amazing antique brooch, likely made of brass, that features a beveled glass viewing window with a tintype of a bearded man, possibly a soldier. The tintype shows signs of wear, darkening, and crazing in the photograph, but the man is clearly visible. The viewing window is surrounded by an ornate etched border. The back bears an inscription that appears to read, "Remember your aunt P.P.," though the word remember is partially obscured. The brooch pin works smoothly and the brooch is ready to wear.