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Accession # SRM1998-14.1

Comb

1850


The relatively poor state of hygiene found in the 19th century is attested to by the known frequency of head lice. This comb has very closely packed, fine teeth on both of its long sides to remove lice and nits from hair and is similar to contemporary combs meant for the same purpose.




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