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Dark brown table-worked hair bracelet with gold plated rectangular clasp with scalloped border engraved with scrolls and set with a braid of hair under glass.
"From Frank" (Engraved)
Title Daguerreotype of Barbara Williams Campbell Cotton, 1856 Accession Number 1930.600
Title Daguerreotype of John Francis Cotton, 1856 Accession Number 1932.601
Title Daguerreotype of B.W. Cotton Accession Number 1932.602
Title Tintype of Lizzie Frances Cotton, 1865 Accession Number 1932.603
Title Photograph of donor's mother, Barbara W. Cotton Accession Number 1940.949
Title Photograph of donor's father, John Francis Cotton Accession Number 1940.950
Title Hair bracelet Accession Number 1940.955
Title Gold locket Accession Number 1940.956
Title Accession Number CDV of Lizzie Francis Cotton as a child
3/4 x 3/16 (WxD), 2 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Bequest of Mrs. Lizzie F. C. Lansing
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.