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The Washington Collection: Locket

The Washington Collection: Locket

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Tudor Place Foundation Inc.

The Washington Collection: Locket

Martha Peter gifted this circular gold locket to her friend Eliza Quincy, wife of Congressman and leading Federalist Josiah Quincy, upon the anniversary of George Washington's birthday, February 22, 1810. On the left is the side that contains a lock of George Washington's brown hair; on the right is the side that contains a lock of Martha Washington's blond hair. Inscriptions are engraved around the gold edge on both sides. It is part of the collection at Tudor Place. Tudor Place was the Washington, D.C., home of Thomas and Martha Custis Peter. Martha Custis Peter was First Lady Martha Washington's granddaughter.

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