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Object Name Souvenir
Catalog Number 0985.10.00003
Date c. 1866
Description Lock of hair from Jefferson Davis framed in oval goldtone metal with female face in garland worked on crown of frame. The frame had easel legs attached to its back.
Material hair (human) ; glass ; metal
Dimensions Dia-13 inches
Owned Mrs. L. O. B. Branch [Mrs. Lawrence O'Brien Branch]
Event imprisonment of Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1865-1867
Provenance Hair of Jefferson Davis. Believed given to Mrs. Lawrence O'Brien Branch by Davis when he was in Fortress Monroe.

"A lock of President's Davis's hair sent to me during his imprisonment in Fortress Monroe 1866. Mrs. L.O.B. Branch."

"A lock of President Davis's hair, neatly framed, cut from his head while in prison at Fort Monroe, and sent by him to Mrs. L. O'B. Branch, of NC."
People Davis, Jefferson
Branch, Lawrence O'Brien, Mrs.
Search Terms Fortress Monroe
imprisonment of Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1865-1867
Subjects hair