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. 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!