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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.
About This Item
- 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: 5 cm x 4 cm
- Local Code: A85-932
- Object Type: Physical Object
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