Prior to the 1920s, the traditional hairstyles for women almost always seemed to include long hair. That hair might be pinned up to fantastic heights, but take out the pins and the hair fell well past the shoulders, sometimes to the waist, hips, or even farther. And, as anyone who's ever worn long hair knows, taking care of that extra long mane takes lots of time and effort. Which may be one reason that we look with such amazement at these images of women wearing their long and luxurious hair down, so that it accentuates their beauty and grace.
The first of our featured cards is, of course, the card that we will be giving away with our 1,000th purchase. (See details.) In this image, Cléo de Mérode wears her hair down and we can see that, at least in front, her hair descends below her bustline, indicating that the full length is almost certainly well down her back. As always, of course, she is lovely.
|Exquisite Cleo De Merode Giveaway Card for 1,000th Purchase, circa 1900|
|Polka Dots and Peonies. So Lovely. circa 1905/10|
|Miry Cassari Belle Epoque Stage Performer in a Lovely Big Hat, dedicated, circa 1912|
|Crown of Flowers, Jugendstil Epoche Maiden, Biogravure by Steglitz, circa 1905|