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Sweetheart lockets became the fashion rage of the late 1800s. These Victorian tokens of affection were given by a gentleman to a lady, a mother to daughter, and exchanged among friends. Just like today, the Victorians wore them in multiples. Each subject carried its own secret meaning shared between gift giver and recipient. Both the 19th century invention of photography and the Civil War elevated the importance of lockets for daily wear.