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Librarian John Myers, who found what appears to be a lock of President George Washington’s hair inside an almanac, in the special collections stacks of the Schaffer Library at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2018. Sifting through old books is part of his job so uncovering relics of history is not unusual, but the lock of hair qualifies as an unrivaled experience. (Nathaniel Brooks/The New York Times)