Hair Comb

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-102993

Description

Dyed horn back comb with a plain square top and twenty teeth.

Details

Descriptive Terms

combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
horn (animal material)
Comb

Additional Identification Number

2477

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Probably American

Dimensions

4 3/4 x 4 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Watson

Accession Number

1936.881

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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