Civil War Era GEM Metal Book Locket with Pictures of Grant and Three Generals
This is an EXTREMELY RARE tiny locket filled with four GEM photographic images of US Grant and three of his generals. GEM refers to tiny 3/4" to 1 1/4" photographic images and the images in this locket are of the smallest size of 3/4". Made during the Civil War era, they were worn by women and girls with many of them sold already filled with pictures of President Lincoln, US Grant, his generals, and other important people of the time. Made in the shape of a book, these lockets would carry from 4 to 12 photographic images with the larger ones called telescoping lockets.
This locket is missing its loop for attaching to a necklace but has its latch.
These are extremely rare pieces of our history and usually sell in the $400-$950 range depending on the number of pictures. I, as always, try to pass on great prices if I am able to acquire antiques below market value. This is an original and very collectible item for your Civil War collection.
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The entire size of this tiny locket is 7/8" x 13/16".