Friday, January 05, 2007

Hairstyles from the family archives

Left to right:

Two pictures of my mother: as a school girl in 1918, and a year or two later, with different ways of wearing a big flashy bow.

My mother in her early twenties

My mother in 1928, and in 1931. Her hair has come down over her ears, not such pretty styles in my opinion. The one on the left is probably a 'shingle', or even a 'bingle', which was a cross between a bob and a shingle!

Two rather prim styles from the 1920-30s: my mother's sister with rather intriguing little curls in front of the ears. And a friend of the family with 'earphones' - or plaits at the side, wound round to cover the ears.


Pauline said...

I love your portrait posts! Your mother was a lovely woman.

My mother used to wear her hair in a cirlet around her head...I always thought she had a halo!

herhimnbryn said...

J, what a stunner you Mama was. Good idea posting these images.

Helen said...

What lovely photos. And they didn't have 22 different kinds of hair 'product' or spray, I don't suppose!

m said...

I like the prim curls of your mother's sister.

I also love the bows. That is style I wouldn't mind coming back with a modern twist.

Avus said...

Lovely, interesting photos. I remember pictures of an aunt (now over 90 and in a residential home) as a "flapper" with "earphones"

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog, i am delighted to see such your collection of family photos.
I see your beauty in them! Those tied up curls and satin ribbons! Thank you for sharing your history with us.