May 29, 2007

Only just a bit creepy

I bought this portrait years ago, and it's been reposing in the barn at Horton Landing (where I've been busily cleaning and organizing for the last few days):
the Gold Locket portrait
I know very little about its subject, but presume that she died before it was done --such memorials were common in Nova Scotia parlours in the late 19th century. Attached to the lower corner is a photograph that I can't squeeze any more out of than this:
attached to the Gold Locket portrait
You can fill in the rest of the story...

Posted by oook at May 29, 2007 08:03 PM