Hair flowers, framed with glass, made by Helen Froelich (Mrs. W. F. Kuhn) at the age of 10. These flowers were made in 1875 at New Braunfels, and are hair of the immediate family. The darkest hair belonged to the mother, the flowers of light hair to the girl who made it, the small flowers are made from the father's hair.
L. 16.51 cm (L. 6.5 in) [See HTAAA notes]
Place of Origin
New Braunfels (Comal County, Tex.)
Mrs. W. F. Kuhn
Artisan or Artist
Kuhn, Helen. ; Kuhn, Helen Froelich. ; Kuhn, Mrs. W. F.
hair ; glass ; hairwork
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- animal material -- keratinous material -- hair -- human hair ; Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- glass (material) ; Objects Facet -- Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name) -- Visual Works (Hierarchy Name) -- visual works (works) -- hairwork
Communication Artifacts -- art -- hairwork
visual works -- hairwork
Women artisans and artists
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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