1850 Antique Memorial Mourning Hair Art Love Token Braidin & Letter Us Postmark For Sale1850 Antique Memorial Mourning Hair Art / Stamp less PostmarkPre Civil War Envelope: Stamped Springville, NY with a hand stamp "2" in a circle for postage. Addressed to: Mr Ambrose Upson, Springville.The envelope measures approximately 4 5/8” by 2 3/4” and has aged over the years.
The embossed edges are worn and one corner is torn. The envelope flaps are scalloped and sealed with a sticker that reads, “Always to Thee”.Inside is a two page poem with two pieces of hair intricately twisted and woven in loops and housed in a glassine envelope. The hair memento was sent as a token of affection along with a poem that expressed her desire. It is signed Kate (?)Often hair was used in mourning jewelry or elaborate designed wreathes. Some women collected hair from friends and family and made memorial albums to honor the dead or declare their friendship.
Albums and pages of folk art valentines were made with hair and cut out Please look for my other sale with a Envelope that has a Red 3 Cent Stamp and two more pieces of hair art. Victorian women made scrapbooks from locks of hair and mourning albums and Smoke free home. Please email with questions. Good Luck and Thanks for looking
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