Antique Victorian Large 6" Celluloid Photo Button with Stand Babies Children Mourning Halloween - image 1 of 10

Antique Victorian era celluloid photo button picturing two babies or infants. Sepia-tone. Measures approximately 6" in diameter. Includes original attached stand.

These celluloid photo buttons were often made as a mourning piece during the Victorian era, when photography was in its earlier stages and still quite expensive, reserving the act as a planned event instead of an everyday occurrence. These were often displayed during a funeral or memorial service, then staged in the family's cabinet.

Has markings and patent date stamped on back. W. Lapham & Co., Chicago, Illinois. Pin-lock Patent of May 21, 1898.

Interesting macabre piece of history!

ITEM ID
0556
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Antique Victorian Large 6" Celluloid Photo Button with Stand Babies Children Mourning Halloween

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