Washington and Lincoln Hair Relic Display
A fine ensemble of relics from our two most influential presidents, tiny locks of four strands of George Washington’s hair and three strands of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, each contained within a small magnifying case and matted beneath color image of their respective owners.
Lincoln’s hair originated from the famous sale of the collection of Malcolm Forbes in 2002, having originally been sold by Christie’s in 1992. It was described as: “…Several strands of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, given by the President to Mrs. Caroline Wright, wife of Governor Joseph A. Wright of Indiana, as a token of their friendship. This hair relic remained in the family until offered for sale by Christie’s…”.
The Washington lock descended in the family of nephew George Steptoe Washington to his great granddaughter Martha Washington of Philadelphia, great-great-grandniece of President George Washington.
Our Americana collection features objects that offer a slice of American history.