I was amazed to find a Victorian brooch in the shape of a hatchet today.
With mother of pearl and a paste stone from my research.
My ? is a hatchet?
Was this something with meaning back then? I may post this in the Victorian section if I do not get feedback here.
I find it interesting the themes in style at certain times. No different then modern times I guess though.
Something to do with temperance? The first thing that comes to mind is Carry Nation and saloon-busting.
Well I'll be. Learn something new every day with vintage.
Fabulous. I just saw a show about this on Who Do You Think You Are.
Alcoholism was rampant it seems at the time.
A keeper for me.
Exactly, it is regarding Carrie Nation, she was known to carry a hatchet. I also had a pin like this a couple of years ago.