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Fashion Date: circa 1866-1869

Hairstyle Description: This hairstyle is pulled back flat to the head from a frontal center part. Her hair is then secured and garnished with a small bow. The massive ringlet ponytail is very time consuming to create. I do this style on my daughter frequently and it takes about three hours on naturally curly hair.

Costume Description: There is very little of her dress visible in this photo but we can see the dropped armscye which also dates from this time frame.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: None provided

Type of Photo: CDV, Size of image, 2.5" W X 4" H

Studio: S.B. Brown

Studio Location: 181 Westminster St., Providence, Rhode Island, USA

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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