Just a note that there's an interesting video available with folks from the Penumbra Foundation in New York talking about the foundation and its involvement in historical and alternate process photography. If you are curious about the subject, or especially if you'd be interested in hands-on learning about the various alt processes through workshops and other events at Penumbra, the video is worth a look. Disclosure: I teach platinum/palladium workshops there a couple times a year.
I did a bit of a double take when I saw this, but I quickly realized that it really is a wig left on the cap of the fireplug. I've seen similar wigs—in much better condition—in shop windows many times.