Celluloid Hair Curler


The "A. D. Matthews & Sons" inscription on this celluloid hair curler refers to the Brooklyn dry goods shop begun by A. D. Matthews in the nineteenth century, and continued by his sons, James and Gardner.

Date Made: ca. 1890

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of J. Harry DuBois

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0626.19Catalog Number: 1983.0626.19Accession Number: 1983.0626

Object Name: Hair CurlerCelluloid Hair Curler

Measurements: overall: 152 mm x 45 mm x 8 mm; 6 in x 1 3/4 in x 5/16 inoverall: 3/8 in x 6 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 15.5575 cm x 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-eafe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_762

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