• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 06/16/03
  • Description
  • Shadow box containing human hair wreath. Hair is braided and made into three branch wreath w/bows and flowers and cones. Frame has flowers applied at compass points, molded using paper ache in part. Box measure: L 19 1/2" x W 16 1/2". Hair wreaths were common keepsakes of loved ones, living or deceased. They declined with the increasing popularity and affordability of daguerrotypes, and later, photographs. It was a mark of a well-bred lady to ... more
    Shadow box containing human hair wreath. Hair is braided and made into three branch wreath w/bows and flowers and cones. Frame has flowers applied at compass points, molded using paper ache in part. Box measure: L 19 1/2" x W 16 1/2". Hair wreaths were common keepsakes of loved ones, living or deceased. They declined with the increasing popularity and affordability of daguerrotypes, and later, photographs. It was a mark of a well-bred lady to be able to weave hair into flowers. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities. 16 History. less
  • Format
  • 168.jpg