Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This particular hairstyle mystifies me. I can only call it a “Lady Trump” because it looks so much like a giant comb over! Somehow, it also reminds me of the bohemian looking hairstyles of the early actresses of the 1910s, with lots of character in their tresses. She has at least three sausage curls hanging off the top, possibly some braids wrapping around…it’s just so startling that I find it difficult to take note of much else! However, do note that she has very large earrings and several necklaces, lots of pleated trim and bows. This lady is quite “done up” for her sitting with T. L. Darnell. Be sure to click the image to enlarge for all the alarming details.

To see all the photos so far from the Leather CdV Album, click on the category over there to the right.


7 thoughts on “Lady Trump

  1. Savannah says:

    She is young, isn’t she? Pretty girl, pretty hairdo, pretty dress! She looks like she feels pretty, in fact! :)


  2. marlu says:

    That really is a lot of hair! They grew it long and found interesting ways to “wrap it up.”


  3. usermattw says:

    LOL, “Lady Trump”, that’s perfect. You’re right, it’s unusual, to say the least. I guess people back then may have been just as unfashionable, or unskilled at hairstyling, as they are today. Or perhaps something happened to her hair on the way to the studio, like she got caught in a rain storm, and that was the best they could do to fix it? Such a puzzle.


  4. I first thought she was wearing either a coonskin cap or a birds nest! Very odd but, I like the theory that it is a girl who has never cut her hair, and has built a turban with the extra.length.


  5. She may have a lot of hair. But she may also have some padding under that comb over to give the appearence of more hair. Do the last few photos of big hair make anyone else think of what might have been popular in Eastern Europe at the time?


  6. There were lots of hair forms..and hair was saved and used to supplement a ladies locks..this album has some great hair:)


  7. Jo says:

    I’m with Mike – my first thought was “bird’s nest”! Jo


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