Dating photographs is an issue we all struggle with as family archivists.
Additionally, anyone who writes about their family’s history should be aware of the environment in which their ancestors lived.
This is how men achieved the various wings, swirls and rolls often seen in their hair in images of this period.
Skirt and petticoats for girls were mid-calf and the pantaloon was ankle length.
Get tips for finding your elusive brick-wall ancestor Share with other genealogists! Tweet Follow Olive Tree Genealogy on Google There was a universal hairstyle popular during the war.
Hair was arranged very low on the crown of the head, and wider to the sides.
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