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Unidentified maker
Mourning ring containing lock of Alexander Hamilton’s hair presented to Nathaniel Pendleton by Elizabeth Hamilton, 1805
Gold, hair
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. B. Pendleton Rogers, 1961.5a

Letter from Elizabeth Hamilton to Nathaniel Pendleton, June 21, 1805, regarding presentation of the ring
Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, New-York Historical Society

John Ramage (ca. 1748−1802)
Mrs. John Pintard (Elizabeth Brasher, 1765–1838), 1787
Watercolor on ivory, gold, hair
New-York Historical Society, Gift of George Hancock Servoss, 1906.3


 

John Ramage (ca. 1748−1802)
Mrs. John Pintard (Elizabeth Brasher, 1765–1838), 1787
Watercolor on ivory, gold, hair
New-York Historical Society, Gift of George Hancock Servoss, 1906.3

John Ramage (ca. 1748–1802)
Sample of hair jewelry designs used by miniaturist John Ramage, 1777−95
Ivory, watercolor, hair, leather, fabric
New-York Historical Society, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1947.461

Brooch and earrings, ca. 1820
Gold, other metal, silver, jet, glass, hair
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. J. Harper (Constance Schermerhorn) Skillin, 1956, INV.12673a-c

Tiffany & Co. (1837−present), retailer
Mourning bracelet, New York, ca. 1854
Hair, gold, diamonds, silver, textile
New-York Historical Society, INV.774

Unidentified maker
Watch chain, 1850−80
Hair, metal
Gift of Anna Roelker, 1940.89

Unidentified maker
Brooch, ca. 1860
Gold, enamel, pearls, hair
New-York Historical Society, INV.12650

Creative: Tronvig Group