Monday, September 2, 2013

Thicker and Longer Hair in 1807

Monday, September 2, 2013
December 1806
Loretta reports:

In the early 19th century, as today, ladies might choose from a great many beauty products, including a surprising number of hair products.  The following competing claims, Russian vs. Italian miracle hair growth products, come from La Belle Assemblée, Volume 3, Supplement, Advertisements for September 1807.


Image in upper left corner is a detail from an 1806 fashion plate, courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


susanpob said...

Question! I am reading Patrick O'Brain's marvelous Aubrey/Maturin series and he refers a number of times to men who are wearing "sad-coloured" coats. Was this a specific color, or just that they were wearing something dismal, drab, worn, or .... ?

QNPoohBear said...

I believe sad refers to dark. I've seen it in reference to 17th century New England Sunday church going clothes.

Aurora said...

Love everything you post. Sorry for not always leaving comments but it does not mean I don't appreciate it. Thank you, Zora

Betsy said...

"Sad" also referred to dyes dipped in an iron pot; the iron made the colors darker.

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