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Early Americans routinely saved locks of hair—like this sample of John Marshall’s. Although a strange custom by today’s standards, Marshall’s future wife Polly responded to his marriage proposal by sending a lock of her hair, which she wore in a locket throughout their marriage. When his wife died, Marshall then wore the necklace for the rest of his life.

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