Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Found in a Book: George Washington's Hair

A lock of what is purportedly President George Washington’s hair was found inside an almanac in the library at Union College in Schenectady, NY.
In Washington’s day, perhaps unlike now, it was not unusual to request a lock of hair from a loved one or friend or even a highly regarded public figure. “Exchanging locks of hair were like the selfies of the day,” Mr. Myers said, adding that for its owner the book he found the hair in, an almanac, was “like his iPhone.”
NY Times  & The Guardian