Wig: bald top-long sides- Benjamin Franklin style

Object Number: 
INV.12181
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Hair, cotton, cloth tape
Dimensions: 
Overall (flat): 13 x 9 x 1 in. (33 x 22.9 x 2.5 cm)
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: inside cap: ". . . 2/8 . . . HOUSTON[?]. . ."
Description: 
Benjamin Franklin-style wig with bald crown and loose, wavy strands of graying brown surrounding bald spot; hair knotted to cap made of light brown cotton twill fabric with light and medium brown cloth tape stitched inside for reinforcement.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group