Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
Yes, that hair is a definite curiosity; and the dress, it does little for me :) ~Steven~
The dress is very "feminine," not that I would want to wear it. The telephone looks like a "record turn table" and it looks like a "record" on the table below.
How did they get their hair to stay like that?They didn't have the styling products we have today?
In 1907 how ubiquitous was the telephone? I wonder if only the wealthy afforded telephone service. The well-coifed hair and expensive looking dress says "money."In 1946 we had a phone, but the service was a party-line. We moved during the summer that I turned 10. In our new home we definitely had a private line.We were in the Madison exchange. Our phone number was "MA-6233." There was no such thing as an 'area code'. All long-distance calls went through an operator, either 'station-to-station, or the pricier 'person-to-person'.
They got their hair into these piled up Gibson styles by using "rats" and hair pillows, then piling their own hair over them and fastening it with hairpins. They used a lot of false hair too.
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