Unusual sixth plate cased memorial Ambrotype of a young boy and on the opposite side of the case a smaller image of a young woman.
There are dried flowers under the original glass of the large Ambrotype, possibly from a memorial wreath. On the opposing side there is a die cut which says "remember me", a pearl like pin, bow, the smaller image of a young woman, the hair from two separate people and a wonderfully sad note which reads as follows... Dear Beloved
Meme & Brother
1862 to Jesus
My thought is that this is a memorial keepsake of a mother and son which either died together or close to the same time. Of course, this is only a theory as we will never know for sure.
Either way, it's a wonderful piece.
Thanks for looking!
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