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peabodywunderkammer:

GPL Presents: Love Letter Advice from the Past!
Though today it would be rather creepy to receive, say, an email or a tweet requesting a lock of hair, it used to be the height of romance!  So popular indeed was the amputation of hair in the pursuit of love that stock letters were created for the terse of word!
From: Frost’s Original Letter Writer (1867)
Call No.: 808.6 F9296 1867Location: George Peabody Library

peabodywunderkammer:

GPL Presents: Love Letter Advice from the Past!

Though today it would be rather creepy to receive, say, an email or a tweet requesting a lock of hair, it used to be the height of romance! So popular indeed was the amputation of hair in the pursuit of love that stock letters were created for the terse of word!

From: Frost’s Original Letter Writer (1867)

Call No.: 808.6 F9296 1867
Location: George Peabody Library