A “priceless” sculpture made with human hair sits in a dimly lit back room of the Onondaga Historical Association on Montgomery Street.
Hair sculptures aren’t really a thing anymore, but hair jewelry and hair home decor were popular items to display during the Civil War era.
OHA’s hair sculpture or “hair wreath” dates back to 1864, and was made with the hair of President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, along with the hair of U.S. cabinet members and their wives.
OHA’s curator of history Robert Searing calls it one of the most “mind-blowing artifacts” in their archives.
OHA’s “hair wreath” dates back to 1864 and was made with the hair of President Abraham Lincoln, First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and several cabinet members.
The foot-long sculpture, hermetically sealed in a gold-trimmed case, is called...
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