Monday, November 15, 2010
Photo Number 373
This week we we look at some women and their hair and some things that they wore in their hair. Hair styles certainly have changed. This is a CdV that I purchased recently. I was taken with her strange hairstyle, all the waves that ended in pin curls on her forehead, then she added a headband and a braid at the back of her head. She seems very confidant.
This is the back of the CdV. John H. Oleson was only at this address from 1880 to 1881. He died in 1881 and his wife took over for him. I believe we can safely date this photo as early 1880’s.
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Update : Thanks to Norkio!
Natural Form dress (1877-1882). The dresses lost the bustle and accented a woman's "natural" shape, although with a corset underneath. Long bodices and hobble style skirts that hugged the legs were all the rage.