Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY--CAMEOS

Winifred Williams Boyser
1898-1971
Utica, New York

Do you see the cameo that Winifred is wearing?  Her jewelry was passed down to me, and I now own several cameos. Some are on stickpins, others are dangling from necklaces, and still others are in the form of a brooch. My favorite cameo is one of a woman wearing a cameo, a sort of cameo within a cameo!

After many a magnifying-glass look, I believe that the following cameo is the one my grand aunt is wearing:




Cameos have been fashionable throughout history.  Here are some websites that discuss cameos:
If you type "cameo brooch" into Google Images, you will be dazzled by all the varieties.

Do you have photographs of your ancestors wearing jewelry that you now possess?


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