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    Pair of Curved Tortoise Shell Hair-Setting Combs Owned and Worn by Mary Todd Lincoln. Each dark brown and tan comb is about 6.5" x 3.75", with teeth about 3" long. Very fragile; one comb has a tooth broken off (present) and one or two missing, but otherwise they are very good. Together with a metal-beaded hair clip of the period, about 1.5" x 4.25". These items have no documentation, but were number 77 in the original Kunhardt inventory, and may have been among her many relics that originated with Mrs. Lincoln's great-niece, Mary Edwards Brown.

    : Kunhardt, lot 37.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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