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Hair and ribbon friendship album with fabric cover

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030141711]
Identifier: MS-0765
This is an album with an applied fabric cover and hand-stitched fabric border. It includes thirty-six works of art constructed with paper, ribbons and hair. Thirty-two of the items were created between 1867-1874, and the last four are from 1897. There is currently no biographical information on the creator.

Dates

  • 1867 - 1874
  • 1897

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information. Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

There is currently no biographical information on the creator.

Content Description

Rewritten from dealer description:

This item is an album with an applied fabric cover and hand-stitched fabric border. It includes thirty-six works of art constructed with paper, ribbons, and hair. Each work is captioned with the individual's name and a brief sentiment. The artwork includes a heart with plaited eternal braid, a ribbon at the base and a multilayered miniature flower at center. Also included are hair bundles woven with yarn and another with a bit of netting backing a lock with applied verse. There is hair from a 70 year old man, and various plaits and loops of hair. Thirty-two of the items were created between 1867-1874, and the last four are from 1897. The album measures 18 x 27 cm when closed.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was purchased from Eclectibles in April 2016.

Processing Information

This item was processed by Kristen Diehl in November 2016.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA