Victorian back comb

Description (Brief)
An imitation tortoiseshell celluloid back comb, most likely Victorian. It is unmarked.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
back comb
date made
ca 1890
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 4 3/4 in x 5/16 in; 12.7 cm x 11.99998 cm x .8001 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0901
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0901
subject
Celluloid
Clothing & Accessories
Hairstyling
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Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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