The 16th edition of Smile For the Camera is upon us. The topic for this edition is “Bling.”
I am always drawn to the beautiful jewelry worn by our ancestors in old photographs. The locket that was your Great Grandmother's treasure, the pocket watch proudly displayed by a male ancestor, the beautiful crosses of old, and the children with their tiny bracelets. While not many of our ancestors were wealthy enough to own multiple pieces of jewelry, there was the one good piece that held sentimental value. Some of us have been fortunate enough to inherit those treasures. Show us a photograph of your ancestor wearing their "Bling," or photographs of the pieces you have inherited. Admission is free with every photograph!
This is a photo of my grandmother. In this photo, she was a bridesmaid for her sister. You can see that she is wearing a heart-shaped locket.
You may also note that the bridesmaid in the background appears to be wearing the same necklace. I am guessing that these necklaces were given to the bridesmaids as a gift (and to also be worn for the big day) by my aunt. I have this locket and inside is a picture of my grandparents.