Savannah's Antique Hair and Mourning Jewelry. Lillian Chaplin Bragg, Cornelia Wilder.

Savannah's Antique Hair and Mourning Jewelry

[Savannah, Georgia]: N.P., 1945.

First Edition. Staplebound wraps. 9 1/8" X 6 1/8". 16pp. Mild wear to textured printed staplebound wraps, with light edgewear, dust-soiling, and long crease to rear wrap. Binding is sound. Except for inked out statement regarding proceed donations to foreword, pages are clean and unmarked. A quite lovely copy of this booklet on the lost art and custom of hair work, the making of jewelry, cuff buttons, shirt studs, brooches, earrings, and more, from the hair of a loved one, often after death. This pamphlet, covering the history of the art and its manifestations in Savannah as well as a survey of contemporary holdings, comes from a paper given at a combined meeting of the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences Association and the Savannah Historical Research Group, at the Telfair Academy. From Foreword: "Feeling that hair work is a decadent art and one that in all probabilities will never be revived, we feel fortunate in being able to collect this information." Illustrated in two photographic images. Five holdings in OCLC at time of posting. Very good. Item #3208

Price: $95.00

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