Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt is a lovely girl with Rapunzelesque hair. Old photos passed along to me are filled with images of women with long hair; unfortunately – at least for addressing this prompt – all that long hair was up in a bun.
However, my grandaunt Helen Killeen Parker’s photo album provided this charming picture of Newlyweds with the bride’s hair blowing in the breeze at Ocean View in Virginia.
In keeping with the fashion of the times – the 1920s, Helen bobbed her hair.
The hairstyle was quite controversial, scandalous even. Men divorced their wives over bobbed hair. Businesses fired employees who had bobbed their hair. College dress codes forbad bobbed hair.
So I wonder if Helen’s mother (my great-grandmother) approved. Had local beauticians embraced the Bob by then or did Helen go to a barbershop? Or did she ask her sister Mae to cut her hair with kitchen shears?
Let your hair down at Sepia Saturday!