Friday, 28 August 2015

Very Long Victorian Hair

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In the Victorian era, a Western woman's hair was considered an important part of her appearance. As in many societies, religious doctrine was a factor in the policing of Victorian women's hair, mandating that it be covered or done up, particularly if the woman was married.

Letting one's hair down was commonly seen as brazen and immodest, even sinful. To a Victorian observer, photographs of women with long, loose hair would be particularly titillating.

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