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An Illustrated History of Hairstyles: 1830-1930

An Illustrated History of Hairstyles: 1830-1930

Marian I. Doyle

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A fascinating timeline of hair fashion emerges through a progression of images. This extensively illustrated history of hairstyles is a guide for theatrical hairstylists, costumers, and historical reenactors, and provides invaluable reference for dating vintage photographs. Employing nearly 500 period photographs and illustrations, it shows how everyday men, women, and children have worn their hair, while providing a surprisingly intriguing glimpse into their lives. Organized chronologically, the book demonstrates the common use of supplemental hairpieces (always), and the years that Grecian coiffures (1836), center parts (1840s to ’70s), curls (1860s), combs (1870), French twists (1890), and bobbed hair (1925) were introduced. From Madame Pompadour to the Gibson Girls, the ladies of fashion kept up with competitive, and sometimes eccentric, hairstyles. This informative, entertaining, and easy-to-use guide cleverly relates how people really once wore their hair.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 23 color & 465 sepia & b/w photos | Index | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764317347 | Binding: hard cover

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Marian I. Doyle has written the monthly column “Pictures From The Past” for AntiqueWeek for over eight years and many articles for magazines on early American and Victorian life.