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    Superb Lincoln Woman's Bracelet The bracelet itself is a wonderfully-intricate openwork weave of brown human hair, and is in remarkable condition. The center section has the appearance of gold, although it is not marked, and is delicately engraved, "M. K. Shoemaker," on the underside. A tiny Lincoln photo is inset under beveled glass and is clearly correct and original. Possibly an early mourning item, but quite possibly made during the Civil War, as there is nothing specific about the design or color to suggest a memorial connotation (usually memorial items have some element of black). Of course if a DNA test showed the hair in the bracelet to be Lincoln's, this would really be some item! Lockets, bracelets, and belt buckles often depicted presidents and leaders during the 1860-80s era, but this is one of the very nicest we have ever encountered, particularly as Lincoln is depicted. Center gold section is 1.125" x 0.875". Overall diameter as shown 3.25".

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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