Animation of the Day: Wig Hair Curler

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

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Today’s animation is a wig hair curler used to maintain the wig hair worn by elite men. It was found at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  Wigs were usually the single most expensive item of a gentleman’s wardrobe. Because George Washington himself did not wear a wig, this wig hair curler was used to maintain the wigs of one of his younger brothers.  A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features Olivia McCarty discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here: http://instagram.com/p/jfNtmRKqQy/

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