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Object Name LOCKET
Catalog Number 0985.03.00013, a
Description Gold octagonal locket with a crystal center. A lock of white hair on a piece of red cloth (flag fragment) is enclosed inside the locket. The locket is stored in a round purple velvet box (a) with a hand written label on top. The label reads, "Hair of Jefferson Davis - presented to his daughter."
Material hair (human) ; metal ; textile
Dimensions H-1.5 W-1.5 inches
Owned Varina Anne Davis (Winnie)
Made from hair of Jefferson Davis; from first Confederate flag
Provenance The locket contains Jefferson Davis' hair, and was presented to his daughter, Winnie Davis. The hair rests on a piece of the first Confederate flag.
People Davis, Jefferson
Davis, Varina Anne (Winnie)
Subjects hair
jewelry
flags
mourning (tentative)