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Photo Of Roosevelt Hair Bouquet At Hyde Park Museum Posted On Facebook

This Roosevelt Family Hairwork Bouquet is made entirely of hair taken from Roosevelt ancestors.
This Roosevelt Family Hairwork Bouquet is made entirely of hair taken from Roosevelt ancestors. Photo Credit: US National Archives Timeline on Facebook

NORTHWEST DUTCHESS, N.Y. - Nothing seems odd or unamusing leading up to Halloween. How about artwork made entirely of hair? Nineteenth-century art to be accurate. One is in the holdings of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, according to Tuesday's post on the U.S. National Archives Timeline on Facebook.

The image of the intricate Roosevelt Family Hair work Bouquet along with hashtag "creepy artifact" gives this explanation.

Though it is unknown who the artist is the original owner was Cornelia Ann Roosevelt Thompson (1809-1895). Cornelia gave it to her daughter, Ella Roosevelt Thompson and Ella's husband Charles H. Oxenham (who was also a Roosevelt descendant), according to the Facebook post.

This hair work bouquet was sent to FDR in 1941 with a letter saying it was "one hundred years old."

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