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Title:  Memento mori hair jewelry
Work Type:  memento mori
Date:  1841-1935
Description:  Oval-shaped mourning broach containing a braid of sandy-blonde hair. Pin owned by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Dimensions:  8.2 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm.
Associated Name:  Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1841-1935), former owner
Topics:  memento mori; hairwork jewelry
Materials/Techniques:  metal
Note:  General: Forms part of the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. object collection.
Provenance: The papers of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S., were presented to the President and Fellows of Harvard University in two separate contingents and at separate times. Contingent I was presented to Harvard University by gift of deed on May 20, 1948, by Methyl Palfrey, widow of John Gorham Palfrey. Contingent II was presented to Harvard University by gift of deed on May 28, 1968, by Mary Manning Howe, widow of Mark DeWolfe Howe. The Manuscript Division transferred visual materials and objects from both contingents to the Art Collection.
Subject: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Born March 8, 1841 in Boston, Mass.; attended Harvard College, 1857-1861; Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, 1861-1864; graduated Harvard Law School, 1866; married Fanny Bowditch Dixwell, June 17, 1872; Professor at Harvard Law School, 1882; Justice of Massachusetts State Supreme Court, 1882-1902; Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Court, 1899-1902; Associate Justice of US Supreme Court, 1902-1932; died March 6, 1935.
Repository:  Harvard Law School Library
Record Identifier: olvwork411469

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