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(Above) The enterprising Curran once attracted curious customers by displaying a Japanese coin in his store.
(Below) An 1857 store advertisement.Hair braiding became an important art in making certain jewelry items in Lincoln's era. Elaborate hair wreaths were hung on walls to memorialize loved ones. Brooches and funeral jewelry made from the hair of the deceased became common aspects of Victorian mourning customs. In 1860 Curran hired a Miss Summers—-a "celebrated hair braider"—-to work in his store. "Hitherto persons requiring such work have been compelled to send the hair to New York," Curran noted "Now it can be done here at a great saving of cost." Miss Summers boasted of 280 patterns embracing breast-pins, earrings, bracelets, fob-chains, watch guards, and finger rings. Curran promised that his "good taste, aided by that of the artiste, will insure the most graceful and fashionable work."
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 273225 N 4408977|
|Decimal Degrees||39.80055000, -89.64883333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 48.033', W 89° 38.93'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 48' 1.98" N, 89° 38' 55.80" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-99 E Adams St, Springfield IL 62701, US|
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