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Re-reading Edwardian fashion tintypes

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman at “Beach”],  ca. 1880, 2009.3.1 Some interpretations of early tintypes of women with their backs to the camera, believe the women are showing off their (lovely) long hairstyles. While very long hair was fashionable at the time, I like … Continue reading

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To Hold, Comb & Clip

Lisette Model, Rome, 1966 Graciela Iturbide, Girl with Comb, 1979 Richard Avedon, Model Lauren Hutton in a variation on the traditional Japanese Samurai hair fashion the chonmage, 1969

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“Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen…”

Unidentified Photographer, [Backs of Eight Unidentified Women with Long Hair], ca. 1880 The nineteenth-century obsession with hair was expressed first in jewelry:  brooches, necklaces, earrings, either made with or attached by a lock of hair. Often the lock of hair … Continue reading

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