Bearded Man with Heart and Key Necklace

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In the mid 1800’s, doctors were encouraging men to grow full beards to ward off illness and sore throats claiming that the beard acted as a air filter.  Later, however, with the discovery of bacteria and the fact that soldiers had to shave their beards in order to wear a gas mask in World War I, men began opting for a clean shaven face.  Recently, there has been a resurgence in the beard, despite complaints from many regarding it’s ability to retain fast food odor.  Ewww….. and now about this necklace…. This sepia like photo of a bearded 19th century gentleman is a reproduction print on metal, and it is 1 and 1/2 inches wide by 2 and 1/8 inches long.   The total length of the necklace is approximately 17 inches. The metal photo has a bead embroidered frame which consists of tiny bronze colored glass seed beads and is attached to a gold toned (nickel- free)  chain.  There is a soft black fabric on the  back of the bearded man photo.   There are some cute brass charms attached to the chain.  The heart is approximately 31 mm by 25 mm and it says, “He who holds the key can unlock my heart….” in cursive writing.  The other charm is the key that fits perfectly into the cut out key shape in the side of the heart charm.  The little brass key is approximately 31 mm by 6 mm.   It is finished with a gold toned beautiful clenched fist hand clasp.  The total length of the necklace is approximately  17 inches.

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