Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Abraham Lincoln: A Charming Brass Locket in the Form of a Book Containing His Bearded Photograph. Pendants and charms in this form seemed to have been extremely popular during the Civil War era. They opened to reveal foldout brass "pages" into which were inserted tiny albumen photographs surrounded by an oval mat. Lincoln is almost always pictured, but the other images are varied, but most often being Civil War generals. This exceptionally well-made example features six double-sided "pages" containing a total of 12 photographs. One is of Lincoln, while the other 11 are all of General Tom Thumb and/or other famous "little people" of the day. These completely unprotected paper photographs are generally found faded or significantly compromised by moisture damage. With one exception these photos are in remarkable condition, and that fact combined with the subject matter renders this one of the finest examples of this genre we have encountered. The book itself measures 0.75" x 0.875", and it folds open to a width of just over 4".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 936

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on May 21, 2011 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 September 26 Autumn Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search