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Photographic Jewelry and Novelties:

An Inventory of the Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Title: Photographic Jewelry and Novelties Collection
Dates: Circa 1843-1900
Extent: 26 items
Abstract: The collection is comprised of 26 items, including 16 examples of photographic jewelry and 10 photographic novelties, as well as three cases and one easel created to house or display objects. The collection is arranged by object type, and the creator is included when known.
Call Number: PH-02723
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at

Acquisition: 964:0101:0001-0025 -- Purchased from Helmut and Alison Gernsheim, 1963. 988:0116:0001, 2000:0037:0001a-b -- Acquisition information unavailable.
Processed by: Kait Dorsky, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1861.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941.


Cityscapes (representations).
Mourning jewelry.


Niagara River (N.Y. and Ont.)--Pictorial works.
Vienna (Austria)--Pictorial works.

Document Types

Albumen prints.
Ambrotypes (photographs).
Cased photographs.
Collotypes (prints).
Daguerreotypes (photographs).
Gelatin silver prints.
Jewelry boxes.
Picture frames.
Platinum prints.
Salted paper prints.
Woodburytype (process).