Friday, July 25, 2008

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!

Well, maybe not tomorrow -- but if you haven't had a chance to visit our exhibit, Hear Hair Here: Hair Do's and Hair Don't from the Hoole Library's Sound Recording Collections, please be sure to do soon. New and exciting exhibits are coming to the Hoole Library lobby soon -- stay tuned. And speaking of hair, this photograph is from the Keyes Family Papers, 1846-1944, a collection of correspondence, diaries, biographical notes, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers concerning the emigration of the family of Athens, Alabama native Dr. John Washington Keyes and his wife Julia Hentz Keyes to Rio de Janiero Brazil after the Civil War. The family subsquently travelled all over the world.

The finding aid for this manuscript is available here. The photograph shown here is labeled on the back with the caption, "Beth's hair abt. 17 yrs."

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