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Victorian Friendship Keepsake with Hair & Paper Doll

Victorian Friendship Keepsake with Hair & Paper Doll

Regular price $150.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $150.00 USD
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Charming, mid-19th century handwritten note from a young child to her cousin. Brown ink on blue paper. A lock of her hair is fixed to the top with a blue fabric heart. Many such hair keepsakes feature some variation of the rhyme contained in this note:

This lock of hair I once did wear

and now I trust it to your care.

When this you see, remember me

Though many miles we parted be.

Also found inside the note is a handmade paper doll. Conserved in a robin’s egg blue mat & gilded wood frame. Refer to photos for size & condition.

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