Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Here we have two women from the later 1860s or early 1870s. We can tell this by their hair styles and collar styles. Let’s take a closer look. First up, this lady has her hair styled in finger waves before being pulled to the back of her head. The dominant style for hair in the …

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    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 …

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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 …

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This is a CdV from the 1870s or so. This lady has some really interesting hair going on, doesn’t she? I’m not very good with hairstyles, though if I really look I can find some information about them. Let me just say that you will never find me at a Victorian event with this particular …

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