Helene Freedman Victorian hairwork collection
This collection contains examples of nineteenth century hairwork created in school girl art, albums, folk art, and friendship tokens. Primarily this collection contains multiple albums that represent friendship, school girl rememberances, tokens of love, and family records. Hair is arrayed in plaits and locks and adornded with ribbons, foil, watercolor, and scraps. Most are identified; some include dates and location. Also included are framed hair art and boxes of hair.
Gift of Helene Freedman, 9 February 2018. Also two albums were purchased from the donor.
Must wear gloves when handling this collection as some items may have been treated with arsenic and/or lead.
2.4 Cubic Feet (2 legal document boxes, 1 letter box and 1 cubic box)
Box 1 bound albums Box 2 bound and loose albums Box 3 album, framed hair art, individual boxes of hair, Box 4 binder of disbound albums and framed hair art