A big change to the blog!

By Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell Today, the FIDM Museum Blog says goodbye to our founding blogger, Rachel Harris, who has moved on to a new position in Seattle. As the Museum’s new Social Media Manager, I’ll be taking over blogging duties as well as the... Read Article ››

Hairwork diadem

  Diadem 1875-1900 Bolognese & Son, Jeweler Gift of Andrea Tice in memory of Carmelita Johnson 2008.46.278AB This diadem of human hair ornamented with gold and semiprecious stones appears to be a one-of-a-kind accessory. Such a unique headpiece was... Read Article ››

Vest & watch fob, 1855-65

  Vest United States, 1855-65 Gift of the Napa County Historical Society 2009.1001.11 By the mid-nineteenth century, male attire was configured into a standard three-piece suit consisting of a jacket, vest, and trousers. Almost a uniform, the... Read Article ››

Hairwork jewelry

  "As the hair is the only part of our beloved friends which can be kept in memoriam, it is natural that we should desire to preserve the treasure in some manner that will testify our appreciation of its value..." -Ladies' Fancy... Read Article ››