It’s time to vote! My inbox is full of photos from readers and and Facebook followers. So which photo will win? You decide. I’ve create a survey form on SurveyMonkey.com. Click here to see the photos I selected for the survey and to vote for your favorite. The person who submitted the winning photo will receive a signed copy of my Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles 1840-1900. Photos 1 and 2 are from the 1870s, 3 and 4 from the 1880s and photo 5 dates from 1900.
Drum roll please…the finalists are:
Linda Greff submitted this photo of Sylvia Sanders sporting a combination of extremely curly hair and the full hair styles of the 1870s, making an extreme fashion statement.
Another 1870s full head of hair. Sophie Bentley was born Dec. 6, 1849. Thank you to Katherine Maddox for sending in this image.
Oh, those flat greased hairstyles of the 1880s were a dramatic contrast to the previous decade’s look. Molly (Mary) E. Banning Ross (born 1867) was an older teenager in this photo, submitted by Pat Daugherty.
Carol Jacobs Norwood sent in this unidentified family photo. It’s a variation of that earlier 1880s picture.
It’s not the woman in this picture that has the hair problem. It’s her companion. His natural wave and longish hair combine to make the style standout from the top and sides of his head. This circa 1900 image is lovely. He was a teacher in Kansas. The couple is Anne Davison’s great grand aunt and uncle.
O.K…Please vote for your favorite here.
Next week I’ll be back with some other photos — a before and after hairstyle and proof that not just humans can have a bad hair day.