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Fashion Date: Circa 1878-1880

Hairstyle Description: This lady's hair is about mid-thigh length. She has medium length bangs and the sides and top of head hair are pulled back and secured.

Costume Description: The sweeping train, eloborate draping on the skirt, and dropped bustle, all point to the natural form era of the bustle period. The height of the collar also is of this time frame.

NOTE: The brush she is holding in her hand is what we named this website after "A Brush with History." Then this photo became our logo for the site.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: None provided

Type of Photo: Stereoview card (double image), Size of image, 4" W X 7.25" H

Studio: Shorey, Photographer

Studio Location: 157 Balto. St. Baltimore, Maryland, 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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