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Object Name Comb, Hair
Catalog Number 0985.13.00014
Date Winter 1864-1865
Description Comb carved from oak with an oval handle with inlays on each side. One side has an inlay of a heart, and the other has a hand with a pointer finger extended. The comb is held in with three metal pins.
Material Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-0.35 W-2 L-8 inches
Owned Edward F. Hetrick
Made Edward F. Hetrick, Fort McHenry, MD
Provenance Rev. Edward F. Hetrick carved this oak comb during the winter of 1864-1865 during the time he was held prisoner at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a member of the Baltimore Conference.
People Hetrick, Edward F.
Search Terms Fort McHenry
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Grooming equipment
Hair dressing