George Washington's Hair and Funerary Case Shavings
George Washington's Hair and Funerary Case Shavings George Washington's Hair and Funerary Case Shavings George Washington's Hair and Funerary Case Shavings George Washington's Hair and Funerary Case Shavings
George Washington's Hair and Funerary Case Shavings

George Washington's Hair and Funerary Case Shavings

  • Strands of hair and pieces from the funerary case of George Washington are showcased in this frame
  • The fragments are highly significant relics from the nation's most beloved founding father
  • The remarkable relics are accompanied by letters of authenticity
  • Artifacts of the revered first president and his family are highly prized
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Item No. 30-2077
$22,850
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Strands of hair and pieces from the funerary case of George Washington, the founding father and first President of the United States, are showcased in this frame. The strands were obtained from a larger lock of the former President's hair given to a Thomas Farmer in 1845 by a woman employed to braid the hair of President's Washington and Andrew Jackson into a piece of mourning jewelry. The fragments from the outer red cedar case that housed Washington's casket in 1799 were part of a larger piece originally given to Congressman Timothy Hedges in 1831. The strands and fragments are displayed along with a reproduction of the famed full-length portrait painted by Gilbers Stuart in 1796, known as the Lansdowne Portrait, currently housed in the National Portrait Gallery, along with a reproduction of Washington's signature. Such historical artifacts from our nation's first President seldom find their way on the market, and are coveted by museums and private collectors of Americana.

These remarkable relics are accompanied by copies of a hand-written letter by Thomas Farmer regarding his acquisition of the hair, a handwritten letter by Mrs. Paul Hedges, wife of a decendent of Congressman Timothy Hedges authenticating the shavings, as well as letters of authenticity by memorabilia expert Ryan T. Mack.

Frame: 22" wide x 18" high
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Period: 18th Century
Origin:America
Type:Americana
Width:22 Inches
Height:18 Inches
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