I bought these ambrographs or daguerreotypes earlier this year at an estate sale. They were being bought up quickly so I told the guy manning the glass case to hand me any that he saw with hair lockets in them. I don't know exactly why, but I too have a fascination with the folks from this era and THEIR fascination with putting lockets of hair into jewelry, photos, cards and other mementos.
One tall looking fair colored guy has a bit of blue ribbon tied to his hair locket. I wonder if it is his or anothers. Maybe a girlfriend or lover.
There is a pair of men looking quite chummy. Brothers I guess, but the locked arms may suggest another relationship and my personal favorite is a modest woman in a floral cotton dress.
Her photo contains two lockets of hair. One red and one blonde...daughters? or perhaps her hair when she was young and again when older.
Still together, 100 + years later. Not even separated in death.