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Historic locket, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
February 21, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The history of the locket's ownership is traced as such: after Washington's death it was given to Col. Tonsard. In 1916 it was given to Maud Yoder by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stocker - Mrs. Stocker's maiden name was Clara Baldwin, daughter of E.J. Baldwin. Col. Tonsard is assumed to be an ancestor of Stocker's mother, who was a friend of Maud Yoder. And now it is in the possession of Chas A. Kemper.
The hair wraps around the locket, framing the center inscription which reads "of the deceased friend of fellow soldier George Washington".
Story related to photograph appears with the article, "Hair From Head of Washington Owned Here," Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb 1936: A3.
Text from negative sleeve: 3767 - Chas A. Kemp + Geo Washington's Hair 2-19-36 [stamped:] Feb 21 1936
Handwritten on negative: Geo. Washington's Hair belonging to Chas A. Kemp.. 2/19/36
b&w nitrate negative
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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