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Fashion Date:Circa 1908-1914

Costume Description: We are giving a broader span on the fashion date because of little amount of costume shown in the photo. The large bow in her hair was fashionable during these years. Her dress does appear to have some inserts of lace on the chest and sleeves. The dress also has zigzag lace edging on the neckline.

Hairstyle Description: This little girl is so cute with her extremely long sausage curls / ringlets. My daughter has sported her hair in sausage curls at this length. So I can tell you from experience, that this child's hair is at least hip length. Although this style is cute in photographs, it is not that becoming in person. The curls are too long and from ten feet away, the curls look like dreadlocks. If the child's hair is naturally curly, as my daughter hair is, they will lock after a day.

This child's needs to have some natural curl to it to achieve this style. Straight hair can not hold the weight of the curls very long.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: None provided

Type of Photo: Cabinet Card: Size of image, 3.5" W X 5.5" H

Studio: Willow Grove Park

Studio Location: None provided

Date: None provided

Other information: None provided

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Disclaimer:The photos located on this website, "A Brush with History: Vintage Hairstyles," are property of The Costume Gallery collection. They may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Penny E. Ladnier, owner of The Costume Gallery. The circa dates given for the photos are an educated guess, from analyzing the fashions worn in the photo. When an actual date is provided on the photo, that date will be included in the identification marks section. The location stated by the studio may be a clue as to where this photo was taken. Please take it as a clue. Many photographers traveled to locations and took photographs… meaning that the photo may not have been taken in the same city or town as the address of the studio.

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