High back hair comb, Portland, ca. 1810
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
A high back hair comb -- intended to sit high on the back of the head so that it shows above the hair -- was made at Ebenezer Dixon's Woodford's Comb Factory.
The carved design features sprays of laurel, birds facing one another, an urn and a cornucopia.
- Title: High back hair comb, Portland, ca. 1810
- Creator: Dixon Comb Factory
- Creation Date: circa 1810
- State: ME
- Media: Tortoiseshell
- Local Code: 3908*b
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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