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Hair drop earring, ca. 1880

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

This elaborate earring is made from hair and gilded brass and would have been worn with fashionable clothing.

Mourning jewelry made from hair of the deceased also was popular during the nineteenth century.

Other Information


  • Title: Hair drop earring, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Media: Hair, gilded brass
  • Local Code: 3377*m-6
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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