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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.

Other Information

  • 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
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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