A couple of months ago, my mum and I attended the Dixie Fair at the North Atlanta Trade Center. It's a small antique fair but the quality of the vendors and their goods was outstanding. One lady had quite a collection of Civil War period artifacts and I fell in love with this pin. It appears to be a Civil War era soldier, probably Union, and the pin is in excellent condition with only some patina on the front left.
At the Lakewood 400 this past week, I purchased two more pins, probably around the turn-of-the century to maybe the 19-teens. This pin is of a lovely lady with a strand of pearls and some color has been added to her cheeks.
This pin is of a lovely lady with her hair nicely curled and a large bow added in the back.
To say the least, I believe I've become hooked (no pun intended) on these gems. It's like wearing antique portraits when you pin them on.