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Human hair samples; Late 19th Century; XHC.206

Human hair samples; Late 19th Century; XHC.206
Human hair samples
About this object
Three locks of blonde human hair; each tied with a blue silk bow at end. The locks of hair are set on an ivory silk backing and enclosed in a wooden frame.

Believed to be the hair of the children of Harry Atkinson's second marriage.

For more information about Hurworth Cottage, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Date Made
Late 19th Century
Medium and Materials
human hair; glass; wood; silk
18.5 x 23 x 1.7cm
Credit Line
Collection of Hurworth Cottage, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object Type
Hair sample
Object number


Harry Atkinson
lock of hair

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