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Unidentified photographer 
[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with saber and revolver in oval locket with chain of braided hair] 
Tintype, locket 
5.6 x 4.8 cm (locket) 
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division 
Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Portraits, Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-27493 (digital file from original item, photo) 
Many families followed Victorian mourning customs in the mid-1800s. Mourning periods varied based on one's relation to the deceased. While these periods were characterized mainly by mourning garb, photographs and jewelry, like this locket, also served as mementos of the deceased. (Source: Matthew R. Gross and Elizabeth T. Lewin, 2010) 

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