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Hair remembrance token valentine, late 1800s

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4

Scope and Contents

A handmade valentine with a lock of brown hair tied with ribbon and mounted on a white paper doily. The lock of hair is surrounded by embossed chromolithograph die-cuts of flowers and a heart with a woman's face in the middle, surrounded by playing cards (all suit of hearts) and roses. A dried, yellowed four-leaf clover is also part of the floral decoration around the lock of hair. The creator is unknown.


  • Creation: late 1800s


Conditions Governing Access

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


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Sandra L Hoekstra Bookseller in March 2021.

Processing Information

Processed in January 2024 by Jenelle Clark.

Genre / Form

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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