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Anne Frank's Diary - gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.

Anne Frank's Diary, write your own story, who knows you might become famous!

During the Victorian Period, the hair receiver was commonly found on a woman’s vanity. After brushing her hair, she would remove the hair from the brush and place it through the opening of the receiver for storage. Once enough hair had accumulated, it could be used to construct rats, or could be woven or plaited and put into lockets, left visible through cut-glass windows of a brooch or even made into watch chains, bracelets or jewelry. Hair receivers were usually made from ceramic, bronze…

A lock of hair attached to a postcard could be sent to a loved one as a sentimental object. This could be kept and displayed or removed and incorporated into a piece of jewellery.

1921 Warren & Knight letter by Dystopos, via Flickr

1921 Warren & Knight letter by Dystopos, via Flickr

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a tightly controlled society known as "Old New York" at a time when women were discouraged from achieving anything beyond a proper marriage.    Wharton broke through these strictures to become one of America's greatest writers.

Author EDITH WHARTON, “Ah, good conversation - there's nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.” --Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

Teddy Roosevelt's journal entry the day his wife Alice passed away

Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry from the day his wife died. He never spoke of her death again. Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry from the day his wife died. He never spoke of her death again.

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