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human hair

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Any hair of humans (Homo sapiens), particularly the hair grown from the scalp of humans. Human hair is a cylindrical tube composed mostly of keratin. The shaft is covered with thin, flat scales and the central core often contains pigments of red, black, or brown. Commercially, human hair has often been used for wigmaking and brushmaking.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Anna Maria Hickman Otis Mead Chalmers family papers

Identifier: MSS 4966
Scope and Contents The papers of Anna Maria (Campbell Hickman) Otis Mead Chalmers (1809-1891) and her family offer a deep look into a 19th century American family with a sharp focus on enslaved and formerly enslaved persons. The collection documents the life of a young, widowed woman, Anna Maria Mead Chalmers, who was the granddaughter of General William Hull (1753-1825). She was a mother of four children and became a businesswoman in Richmond, Virginia. She was a writer, an editor of the Southern Churchmen,...
Dates: 1821 - 1897

Julia A. Dennison memory album

 Collection — Box BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16700
Content Description Julia A. Dennison memory album, 1862-1866, Milan, Indiana, in red morocco "The Pet Album" binding, published by Leavitt and Allen with black and white printed illustrations of children and their mother in activities such as bathing or playing. The album, which is a gift from her brother, contains personal advice about keeping the young mind pure and other sentimental notes from her brothers. There are signatures of acquaintainces from Indiana and Ohio, including Civil War infantry in the...
Dates: 1862 - 1866

Helene Freedman Victorian Hair work collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS 16456

Helene Freedman Victorian Hair work collection: Elisabeth Lulls hair album

 Unprocessed Material — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2018-0075

Helene Freedman Victorian Hair work collection: Lydia J. Ensign hair album

 Unprocessed Material — Box 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2018-0077

Helene Freedman Victorian hairwork collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2020-0060

Verona Houghton memory book

 Collection — Box BW 49, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16762
Content Description This collection contains the memory book and autograph album of Verona A. Houghton of Weymouth, Massachusetts. A birthday gift from her mother, the book includes signatures and inscriptions with locks of hair and remembrances, predominately from 1854 to1857. There are fifty-four signatures, forty-one of which include a lock of hair. The signers of the book came from various locations in the United States including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa The inscription at...
Dates: 1854 - 1868

Maria Morse commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 15, Folder: 1 [X031589488]
Identifier: MSS 16319
Scope and Contents Maria Morse commonplace book, 1828-1876, 0,.03 cubic feet is a cCommercially produced album with covers of hand-marbled paper with red leather corners and binding, and hand-marbled endpapers. Printed title page reads The Album. / E. Hunt & Co. Middletown Con." Owner has illustrated half-title with heart-shaped flower illustration and a stamp 'The Property of / Maria Morse." Hand-painted floral illustrations in a similar style appear throughout the volume. One page includes an example of...
Dates: 1828-1876

The University of Virginia Collection on the History of Childhood, Parenting, and Family Building-addition 7

 Unprocessed Material — Box MSS 16758_002, Folder: ViU2023-0101_001
Identifier: ViU-2023-0101