Just about every wall in Joan Ohnsorg's home is decorated with displays of her comb collection.  These display boxes are on a living-room wall.  Many of the combs are from long ago when combs were popular for holding up and decorating hair.  (Photos by Ed DuBois)

 

People look at Joan quizzically when she asks if they would like to see her combs.

 

One of Joan's favorite combs is this one, which looks like a crown.

 

A picture of her mother is featured in one of Joan's display boxes.

 

This display features a fan and a very old photo of family members.

 

Combs of many different sizes, styles and designs are included in Joan's collection.  She began collecting combs about 35 years ago.