Research for my book/final photos

Alongside all the personal information about the heirlooms that I photographed, I’ve included a brief history about some of the objects. The majority of the information I got from both of my grandmothers but also online. I couldn’t find information on everything, but every photo still has a personal description. (Final photos are below)

http://www.interweave.com/article/jewelry/cameos-101-history-creation-value-jewelry-plus-dark-haired-cameo/ – The author of this website named Tammy Jones works with jewellery, and she wrote a post about cameos, including the history of them, how they became popular and how they are made.

There is a book called ‘The Portfolio: monographs on artistic subjects by Philip Gilbert Hamerton which includes a section about how cameos are made and what materials are used.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/came/hd_came.htm – This is another website that talks about the appearances of cameos.

http://www.thecameocollection.com/story-of-cameos/ – The Cameo Collection sell their own cameos and also write about the history and production of them.

My one grandmother owns an antique Davenport desk, which I looked up online to see if I could find anything similar and found an antiques website that sell a variety of different Davenports for different prices. Although I couldn’t find an exact replica, it was interesting to see the differences in prices, from £490 to £2600. http://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/search.asp?q=davenport+desks The desks are rumoured to have been named after someone called Captain Davenport. http://antiquesworld.co.uk/antique-davenport-desk/

http://antique-marks.com/doulton-marks.html  – One of my images below shows a china figurine. There are markings on the bottom of her that show approximately when it was made. This website discusses those markings and I found out that this figurine was made around 1902.

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Author: nat19photography

Family Heirlooms: Natalie Withers Photographic Practices Supporting Work This blog is for my university project 'Photographic Practices' where I have decided to photograph my family heirlooms and then make a book with descriptions of each object. I want to prove that heirlooms are important to everyone, they're not useless things, they are a small part of who you are today.

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