Victorian back comb

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Description (Brief)
An imitation tortoiseshell celluloid back comb, most likely Victorian. It is unmarked.
Location
Currently not on view
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
overall: 1 1/4 in x 4 13/16 in x 5 1/16 in; 3.175 cm x 12.22375 cm x 12.85875 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0901
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0901
subject
Hairstyling
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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