September 8, 2018
Calling card photo of Margaret Griffiths (Hunt) McCormick (b. 1843-d. 1867) who died from complications of childbirth after less than two years of marriage to Richard McCormick. Photo by Brady Studios, c. 1860s. (Call number: McCormick Collection, MS-35, 1986.0076.0011.) Image courtesy of the Sharlot Hall Museum Library & Archives
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For 17th, 18th and 19th century wealthy and working-class Americans, hairwork was, figuratively, love entwined.