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Object Name Chain, Watch
Catalog Number 1958.21.2
Date ca. 1860
Material(s) Hair/Paper
Dimensions H-13.5 W-0.3 inches
Description This is a braided hair watch chain or fob. It is made of three cords with tight, medium, and loose weave twisted together. Hair is wrapped around paper beads at the ends and on one bead in the middle. There is a corded loop made of hair at each end.
Notes The accession file states that Mr. or Mrs. George W. Johnson probably used this fob. George Washington Johnson was declared CSA Governor of Kentucky in Russellville in late 1861. George W. Johnson's granddaughter, Anne Payne Coffman, donated this artifact.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Johnson, George W.
Subjects Hair
Mourning clothing & dress
Search Terms Hair
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS