Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past



Here’s a second photograph from the famous Bachrach studio in Baltimore, and a second photograph with some amazing hair. This young woman has obviously long, naturally curly hair which has been dressed to show off everything it can do. In the back, it has been brushed and shows the length. On top, we have a crown of braids. To the side we have a very long sausage curl (I would like to know just what she used to make it keep its shape!). There are earrings, necklaces, bows, buttons, fringe, smocking or pleating, velvet trimmings and lace! Something tells me this is definitely an 1870s image just from the amount of adornment on her.

This photo is opposite the “striped tie” from yesterday, and while they both look quite young, I do wonder if the arrangement of the photos indicates a connection, perhaps a couple.

4 thoughts on “More amazing hair

  1. Liz says:

    I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your posts. Also, not sure if I’ve told you before but I have Murrays in my family… I have two blogs … a separate one for OurBirchTree which has the Murrays in it. Not sure yet if there are similar names. I’ll have to check it out. :)


    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      Thank you so much! It is only through comments that I know I’m doing a “good job” on this project. You should leave your links so I can find you. :-)


  2. She is a vision for sure..so much going on in the photo:)


  3. She has the perfect sloped shoulders they loved! This family has some serious hair going on! I wonder if it is a genetic thing or have they mastered the art of hair pieces? I’ve got tons of hair and I couldn’t pull that all off without hair pieces!


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