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Hair Comb

1936.565 (RS7631)

Description

Horn back comb with a square top and dyed abstract floral design, twenty-four teeth.

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 3/8 in x 5 1/4 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.565
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. David Lyman
GUSN
103000
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Notes A similarly decorated comb is in the collection of the Leominster Historical Society.

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