Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This is a really lovely 1860s image, showing a lady with a very full skirt and the┬ádrop-shouldered bodice so popular during that decade. She is seated, holding a book in her left hand and nothing in the right – although it looks like she is pointing. I think she was just holding her hand funny. …

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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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