• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 06/13/03
  • Description
  • Locket containing human hair. Oval locket, surrounded by two strands of twisted thick wire. Front side of locket contains four plumes of hair; back side contains three plumes, all under glass. Broken-braided human hair chain with clasp on top. L 1 5/8" x W 1 3/8". An example of the use of human hair as a keepsake in Antebellum jewelry. It was considered the mark of a well-bred lady for her to be able to weave or crochet hair into something pre... more
    Locket containing human hair. Oval locket, surrounded by two strands of twisted thick wire. Front side of locket contains four plumes of hair; back side contains three plumes, all under glass. Broken-braided human hair chain with clasp on top. L 1 5/8" x W 1 3/8". An example of the use of human hair as a keepsake in Antebellum jewelry. It was considered the mark of a well-bred lady for her to be able to weave or crochet hair into something pretty and/or useful. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities. 16 History. less
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