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Object Name Earring
Catalog Number 0985.13.00031a
Date 1864
Description Earring: Pair of earrings carved from beef bone as a rose blossom with leaves hanging from brass loop hook. Part of a jewelry set consisting of a breast pin (c) and two earrings (a-b).
Material Bone/Brass
Owned John Latouche
Made unidentified Union POW, Richmond, Virginia, CSA
Provenance [POW artifact] Carved by a Federal prisoner of war in Libby Prison in 1864. Given to Capt. John Latouche, Adjutant of the prison.
People unidentified Union officer
Latouche, John
Search Terms Libby Prison
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
prisons
jewelry
Carvings