CW Wigmaker Studies, Reproduces Rare Massachusetts Wig

Colonial Williamsburg's Wigmaker presented the Massachusetts Historical Society a handmade replica of a wig in the society's collection owned by Boston merchant Henry Bromfield (1727-1820) on May 17. The shop seeks to document all surviving 17th- and 18th-century wigs, and given an opportunity to study the Bromfield wig, offered to reproduce it. A second replica remains in Colonial Williamsburg's collection and both will be used for public interpretation. Pictured are Apprentice Wigmaker Sara Palmer, Massachusetts Historical Society Curator of Art and Artifacts Anne E. Bentley, University of New Hampshire Museum Studies Lecturer Kimberly Alexander, Master Wigmaker Betty Myers and Journeyman Wigmaker Debra Turpin. (Colonial Williamsburg)

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