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A decorative pin made of human hair.
A decorative pin made of human hair.

Adirondack Attic: weaving hair into jewelry

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of Adirondack Attic books on local history. He uses the objects people make, use and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air.

Today Andy Flynn travels to the Adirondack Museum for a closer look at jewelry made from human hair in the late 1800s.  Go to full article
Maria, age 17, as the process begins
Maria, age 17, as the process begins

Before The Prom, The Coiffure

This is high school prom season in the North Country. "Prom" is an important ritual for many girls and their moms - an opportunity to indulge in fashion and glamour. Despite counter-trends toward grunge, Goth or gowns made of duct tape -- the night demands a lovely dress, fresh flowers, and great hair. Prom hair can be a sort of folk art when practiced by the best and most experienced stylists. Brian Mann went behind the chair at a Saranac Lake salon for our story.  Go to full article

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