Selected Bibliography

Hairwork chain with charm in the shape of a book. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, VT. Gift of Mrs. Frances A. Waite, 1968, 68.20.b.

Primary Sources:

Mark Campbell, Self-Instructor in the Art of Hair Work…(New York: M. Campbell, 1867)

“Hair Work,” in Godey’s Lady’s Book, Dec. 1850, Feb. 1851, Mar. 1851.

William Halford and Charles Young, The Jewellers’ Book of Patterns in Hair Work (London, 1864) – Smithsonian

Charles T. Menge’s Price List of Ornamental Hair Jewelry and Device Work (1873) – Smithsonian

National Artistic Hair Work Co., Catalogue of Artistic Hair Work (Chicago, 1886), Library of Congress

L.B. Urbino and Henry Day, Art Recreations (Boston: J.E. Tilton, 1860): 294-295.

Secondary Sources:

Michael Auping, Mark Bradford: End Papers (Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth/Prestel, 2020)

Teresa Barnett, Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Geoffrey Batchen, Forget Me Not: Photography & Remembrance (Princeton Architectural Press, 2004)

C. Jeanenne Bell, Collector’s Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry (Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1998)

Nancy Dunlap Bercaw, “Solid Objects/ Mutable Meanings: Fancywork and the Construction of Bourgeois Culture, 1840-1880,” Winterthur Portfolio 26, no. 4 (Winter 1991): 231-247.

Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps, Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (New York: St Martin’s Press, 2001/2014)

Sonya Clark: The Hair Craft Project (2014)

Allison Ferris, Hair (Milwaukee: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 1993)

Rachel Robertson Harmeyer, “‘The Hair as Remembrancer’: Hairwork and the Technology of Memory.” M.A. Thesis, Art History, University of Houston: 2013.

Juliette Harris and Pamela Johnson, eds., Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (New York: Pocket Books, 2002)

Rebecca M. Herzig, Plucked: A History of Hair Removal (NYU Press, 2015)

Penny Howell Jolly, Hair: Untangling a Social History (Skidmore College, 2004)

Lanita Jacobs-Huey, From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women’s Hair Care (Oxford UP 2006)

Deborah Lutz, “The Dead Still Among Us: Victorian Secular Relics, Hair Jewelry, and Death Culture,” Victorian Literature and Culture 39, no. 1 (2011): 127-142.

Robert McCracken Peck, Specimens of Hair: The Curious Collection of Peter A. Browne (New York: Blast Books/Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 2018)

Mütter Museum, A Brief History of Hair Art as seen in Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work (Philadelphia: Mütter Museum, 2018)

Carol Rifelj, Coiffures: Hair in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture (University of Delaware Press, 2010/2012)

Helen Sheumaker, Love Entwined: The Curious History of Hairwork in America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007)

Diane Simon, Hair: Public, Political, Extremely Personal (St. Martin’s Press, 2000)

Detail, charm in the form of a book, n.d. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, VT. Gift of Mrs. Frances A. Waite, 1968, 68.20.b.