Women show the latest pompadour hairstyles -1909

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Pompadour Women – Edwardian Hairstyles 1909 The San Francisco Call, March 28, 1909. The 1900’s were drawing to a close, and with it Edwardian fashion and Edwardian hairstyles were taking their first baby steps into a new emancipated era for women. The era of the pompadour was coming to an end. The Pompadour is getting …

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The Gibson Girl

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The original IT Girl from the Edwardian era – The Gibson Girl – captured here in a rare film from the 1900s. Source Archive.org.The original footage comes from a title called The Gibson Goddess. We added our own storyline. The male stalking is kept from being too creepy by the sheer buffoonery of the men. …

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Edwardian Guide to Makeup and Hairstyles

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Edwardian Lady’s Advice on Beauty and Hair Edwardian Makeup and Hair advice from 1905. Hiding freckles, applying rouge, bleaching skin, pompadour hairstyles and more. Complexion A beautiful complexion is the most desirable possession, a joy to every eye which sees it, and a suggestion of health as well as of fairness. Its value is so …

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Easy Edwardian Hairstyle in 10 Minutes

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 Pompadour with Psyche knot –  in 8 Steps! – Do you have long hair?  Fancy a Downton Abbey Look? Then you can quickly create a classic Edwardian hairstyle look from this rare little pictorial hairstyle guide for women found in Girls Own 1911. Note: The illustrations show the right side of this young woman’s hair …

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1900’s Fashion – Edwardian Summer Gowns 1905

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Vintage Fashion Reviews – Edwardian Summer Gowns 1905. The 1905 issue of the Los Angeles Herald reviews the latest in evening gowns for those soft summer nights. Pointed, Square and Round decolletage. Elbow sleeves with ruffles are the latest decree in women’s 1905 summer fashions. There is always something most attractive about the fashions for …

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Edwardian Beauty – 1908 Face Massager.

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Edwardian Beauty – 1908 Face Massager. The Edwardian fashion era saw the phenomenon of ‘beauty science’ taking hold, with patent after patent promising women eternal youth. This product – a face massager -courtesy of the Museum of London was invented by a Doctor John Wilson in 1908 or thereabouts. It promised to reduce wrinkles and …

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Edwardian Outfit a Sensation at 1906 Murder trial

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In 1906 – Model Evelyn Nesbitt causes a stir at her husbands murder trial – with her outfit! Evelyn Nesbitt – one of the 20th Century’s first style icons was a young model /actress thrust into the limelight in New York when her name was involved in the infamous murder of Stanford White, a respected …

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Edward Linley Sambourne – Edwardian Street Style 1906

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These poignant photos by Edward Linley Sambourne of Edwardian women, taken in London and Paris in 1906, captures the Edwardian street style of a forgotten age. A wonderful set of fashion images found via Retronaut from The Library Time Machine,  the Kensington Library blog curated by Dave Walker. A leading Punch cartoonist at the time …

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