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Photo detail

Ken Leja, Sharlot Hall Museum/Courtesy photo
Here is a detail of the human hair wreath located in Sharlot Hall Museum’s Fremont House. Many different types of human hair were used to create this memorial to Caroline McCluer.

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Hair Art, mourning jewelry sentimental expressions of 1800s

"Oh Rhett - what will I do, I have no paintings, no photographs of you!" Scarlett said between sobs. Rhett answered in a soft confident tone. "My dear Scarlett, do not fret. Let me cut a lock of my hair for you. You can keep it close to you while I am away." Scarlett cried out with excitement, "Oh Rhett I love you! I will place your hair into my locket and keep it close to me always - as God as my witness!"