Sunday, May 12, 2013

Short Hair

My new fb friend Jennifer L. shared at The Civilian Civil War Closet a picture of her ancestor who had sold her hair during the early 1860s in Michigan while her husband was a soldier and she was trying to run the farm.  Now, this isn't to say re-enactors with short hair can now all go around with exposed short hair, but it did happen, uncommonly.

Mary and William Ripley with son, David, 1863/4

6/18/14 addition: Someone posted this on the Civilian Civil War Closet from The Barrington House web site (which I cannot find the original pic there), but it's a great example of not very common short hair:

I wonder what happened to her hair?

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