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Locket of George Washington's hair

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

This lock of George Washington's hair was given by Martha Washington to Miss Eliza Wadsworth on April 5, 1800. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had the hair encased in this gold locket with an inscription about its provenance.

Other Information

  • Title: Locket of George Washington's hair
  • Creation Date: circa 1800
  • Subject Date: circa 1800
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: hair, gold
  • Dimensions (cm): 5 x 4
  • Local Code: A85-932
  • 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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