George Armstrong Custer: A Superb Braided Lock of his Distinctive Blond Hair, with Family Provenance. ...
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Dallas, TX 75219
The lock is accompanied by two affidavits from Richard Custer, great-grandson of George Armstrong Custer's sole surviving brother Nevin. One is handwritten; the other more formal certification was prepared by Butterfields for him to sign in 1989. It was then re-auctioned as part of the Acevedo Collection in 1995.
While any items that belonged to Custer are of great interest to collectors, few could be more personal and evocative than a lock of his fabled blond hair. Variously known as "Long Hair" and "Yellow Hair," Custer sported these striking, long locks which have been made iconic by photographers, artists, and later filmmakers. A very special George Armstrong Custer relic indeed!
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