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Hair Comb

1936.472 (RS7624)

Description

Horn back comb with a square top and dyed abstract flower and sun design, twenty-six teeth (two missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1850
Location of origin
Probably New England
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Dimensions
5 1/8 in x 5 7/8 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.472
GUSN
102999
Related Items
Title Horn back comb Accession number 1936.472 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. S.V.R. Crosby:
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Title Tortoiseshell side comb Accession number 1936.474
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1936.475
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1936.476
Notes A similarly decorated comb is in the collection of the Leominster Historical Society.

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