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Hair Comb

1930.1684 (RS7205)

Description

Dyed horn comb with a plain square top and twenty teeth (two missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1850
Location of origin
Probably American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Dimensions
5 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.1684
GUSN
102987
Reference Notes
Pictured in Clark, Hazel Barker, "Our Colonial Comb Industry," Old-Time New England vol. XLI, no. 2 (1950): 41-45.
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