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Femme Fatale | The Black Victorians | 1890s via Black History Album, The Way We WereFollow us on TUMBLR PINTEREST FACEBOOK TWITTER

Femme Fatale | The Black Victorians | 1890s via Black History Album, The Way We WereFollow us on TUMBLR PINTEREST FACEBOOK TWITTER

Bad HairAnd Buzzers circa 1896 by Travis Louie When her "bad hair" came around again, . . . as it did every year, she frantically purchased a strange cure-all from a homeless person who lived a few streets away. Despite the great results and the newly manageable locks, it attracted large "buzzers" looking for materials to build a nest. http://www.travislouie.com

Bad HairAnd Buzzers circa 1896 by Travis Louie When her "bad hair" came around again, . . . as it did every year, she frantically purchased a strange cure-all from a homeless person who lived a few streets away. Despite the great results and the newly manageable locks, it attracted large "buzzers" looking for materials to build a nest. http://www.travislouie.com

ca. 1896, a photograph of a woman with a form of naevus pilosus, a condition in which hair grows atop a mole

ca. 1896, a photograph of a woman with a form of naevus pilosus, a condition in which hair grows atop a mole

Throughout the Victorian era one sometimes encounters portraits that were taken of the back of peoples' heads, such as this one of four lovely ladies. I'm very glad such photos were captured because they allow us to see what hairstyles and fashions of the day looked like from the back (instead of just the front). #women #portrait #Victorian #1800s #vintage #19th_century

Throughout the Victorian era one sometimes encounters portraits that were taken of the back of peoples' heads, such as this one of four lovely ladies. I'm very glad such photos were captured because they allow us to see what hairstyles and fashions of the day looked like from the back (instead of just the front). #women #portrait #Victorian #1800s #vintage #19th_century

1886, [cabinet card, portrait of a coy Eleanor Brooks Saltonstall] - love the relaxed pose and expression

1886, [cabinet card, portrait of a coy Eleanor Brooks Saltonstall] - love the relaxed pose and expression

This photo was taken in 1886. The women's hairstyle was in vogue in the mid 1860's.

This photo was taken in 1886. The women's hairstyle was in vogue in the mid 1860's.