Friday, September 12, 2008

Things In Buffalo Books: Three

As we've seen before, we found several things between the pages of an auction lot of books my wife and I purchased. Next up -- Thing #3:


An Envelope Of Human Hair

Yes, this caused a brief creep-out moment at first, but judging from the envelope's age, this dates from at least pre-1960s, if not 1940s and earlier. The tradition is for parents to keep a sample of their children's hair as a memento of their early haircuts, so I assume that is the origin of these follicles.

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