Navigate to the Nearest Lock of George Washington's Hair!
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Scores of institutions hold putative locks from George Washington's mane. Like breadcrumbs leading us back to the scenes of the Revolution, the debris field, as I have since mapped it, stretches from the East Coast across the Midwest, verges into baldness in sparsely populated areas in the West, then reappears on the West Coast. A hank of Washington's hair was even shot into space in 2024! George Washington’s Hair is a guidebook into forgotten features of early American patriotic memory culture that spawned this remarkable, now little-remembered bodily diffusion. Learn more here!