The real hair of first US President Hair George Washington is going up for auction next month through RR’s online auction house.
TMZ reports that a lock of white hair measuring in at 4 inches was cut by one of his close relative at the time, while he served as President in 1790.
It was preserved with a handwritten “letter of provenance” in 1889.
The letter reads.
This lock of hair was cut from the head of George Washington, about the year 1790, by a relative of his. It was presented by this same relative to Capt. Samuel Butman of Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts; with whom the aforesaid relative made several trips from Alexandria, Va, to the port of Newburyport.