Memorabilia Monday: Tis the Season . . .

. . . to give hair.

 

For archives, an envelope filled with hair is not a new thing. It’s part of the job.

This hair is a bit different than what we normally see. It seems to be an early example of clip-in extensions. Note the gathered section that could be pinned close to the scalp.

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Allie May Autry Kelley‘s labeling on the envelope is pretty great, too: “Who’s hair? Mom’s?”

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James Lockhart Autry Family Papers; 1832-1998, MS 003, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

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