Hair comb, ca. 1820

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

An elaborately carved woman's hair comb made of tortoiseshell features tiny crosses in the center, surrounded by a laurel wreath and sprays of laurel.

Large hair combs -- many of which rose above the hair on the back of the head -- were popular adornments for evening and other fancy occasions, especially in the 19th century.

View/Add Comments


About This Item

  • Title: Hair comb, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Media: Tortoiseshell
  • Local Code: CA28
  • Object Type: Physical Object

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
Website

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.


Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.