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George Washington's Hair

Locket of George Washington's hair

Locket of George Washington's hair

Item 7280 info
Maine Historical Society

In 1850 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had George Washington's lock of hair enclosed in a gold locket, which is inscribed on the back with its history.

In 1899, through his daughter Alice, the locket and the letters that brought it to the Wadsworth-Longfellow family were given into "the safekeeping of the Maine Historical Society in accordance with Eliza Wadsworth's desire and bequest."


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