|We're currently reading Betsy Was a Junior.|
A few nights ago, we read about a hair rat around 1908, which prompted my girls to ask questions and to do some investigating. Needless to say, they have now started collecting their hair. :) I should probably find a hair receiver for them.
I thought it would be fun to share more about hair receivers and hair rats, and what in the world an Edwardian Era woman would do with either!
|This is a hair rat in the early stages.|
This picture came from Gibson Glamour Blog
and was hair collected over a two week
period of time. Once hairsprays were
invented, the hair rat went out of style.
|This was the picture of the "Gibson Girl" she|
was the epitome of feminine beauty. Her hairstyle
was called a pompadour and would have been
produced with a hair rat to give it height and volume.
Your Turn: Have you ever heard of a hair receiver or hair rat? Do you enjoy the thought of a wad of discarded hair hanging out on your head? ;)