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Regency Women: Beauty Behind the Scenes

Regency women went to great lengths to achieve an effortless, romantic look with long, flowing lines to their dresses and hairstyles. Even their dresses, which appeared to have little underneath, had several layers hidden below the surface. As with everything,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Aug 2021

Greco Roman Influences on Women’s Hairstyles During the Georgian Era

In the past, this blog published several articles on hairstyles for men and women in the Regency era. This post discusses hairstyles in Georgian times. During a recent visit to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, I had the pleasure of examining a small,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Aug 2019

The historians

A lady (Mrs. Catherine Macaulay) with an aquiline profile sits at a table opposite a clergy man (Dr. Wilson) as she writes with a quill pen. The walls are lined with full bookshelves separated in the middle by a fireplace with a mantelpiece on which sits...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Sep 2018

The ladies tablet, or, Town and country pocket journal

Added following the memorandum portion of the book are sections describing country dances, recipes for hair and gums, perfumes, whitening teeth, remove freckles, darken eyebrows, etc, Title: The ladies tablet, or, Town and country pocket journal,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Mar 2017

Sweet dreams: meddlesome mice and 1770s ‘big’ hair

The extravaganza, or, The mountain head dress of 1776. Lewis Walpole LibraryWe’re all aware of the elaborate ladies’ hairstyles of the Georgian period, and the chance of a little visitor or two becoming lodged inside them. Fleas yes, we knew...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Mar 2016

Creating a Georgian Wig: V&A Style

The Victoria & Albert Museum website seldom fails to please. Enter this interactive V&A site on Georgian wigs designed which teaches as well as encourages you and your child to create.
From: Jane Austen's World on 20 Dec 2015

It's Something in the Hair

Stephanie Smith of Larkin & Smith Boston is getting ready for our turn to step on board the Hermione and welcome her to our city.  So in preparation we are going to take a look at the easiest way to portray 1780.   Your closed front gown...

A lecture on wigs illustrated by a man who does not wear one

6 plates of dignitaries in official wigs, law wig, bar wig, reverend wig, etc., the top 5 with cutouts revealing face on the 6th plate which is depicted with natural uncut and unattractive locks. Title: A lecture on wigs illustrated by a man who does...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Apr 2014

The ladies toilet

Adapted from work originally published as L’art de la coëffure des dames françoises (Paris, 1765) Author: Legros, Sieur, fl. 1765. Title: The ladies toilet, or, The art of head-dressing in its utmost beauty and extent : Exemplified in a...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Apr 2014

[A barber's shop]

A scene in a barber’s shop in which the center figure is a man seated, full-face, swathed in a sheet, while a boy (left) applies tongs to his hair, which a man (right) is combing. In the foreground (left) a customer is seated, clasping his bald...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jul 2013

Can you forbear laughing

“A lady stands at her dressing-table (right), her hair in an enormous pyramid decorated with feathers torn from a peacock, an ostrich and a cock. A young girl wearing a hat holds the peacock by a wing; another wearing a cap tugs hard at one of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Jul 2013

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