Update

Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Collection of hair in box

Object Number: 
INV.1162
Date: 
ca. 1840-1845
Medium: 
Paper, hair
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 2.2 x 5.1 x 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on paper packets in ink or pencil: "H.M. Francis/ Sept 1841", "H.M. Francis/June 24, 42", "H.M.F/1843", "H.M.F May '43", "H.M. F/'44", "Charlotte Moore" printed: in black on box: "Wm. I. TENNEY/Importer and Manufacturer & Dealer/IN/RICH JEWELR
Description: 
Blue cardboard with inscribed yellow paper panel; six folded packets with hair enclosed inside, each bearing inscription and a date.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group