The House of the Seven Gables: Salem, MA. The actual house that inspired the titular book by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1851. The house itself was originally built in 1668. If you're lucky enough to tour the attic of this historic building, you'll learn that the walls are in fact insulated with horse hair! This insulation method was common in old Salem, but in this particular house, it was probably added during a remodel and not a part of the original walls.
This image of a woman holding her long, luxurious locks is from one of my favorite German, WWI era propaganda posters! The poster itself calls on women to donate their hair to the war effort and is the perfect symbol for why sentimental hairwork began to fall out of fashion. Find out more about how WWI killed hair art in my latest video! Link in the description!