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The Chignon Horror: Dis-tressing News about False Hair (part 1)

he Chignon Horror: Dis-tressing News about False Hair (part 1) Fashionable ladies in the 1860s and 1870s wore their chignons and waterfalls proudly. They would have been shocked by the horrors that lurked in their modish hairdos.

A Bum-roll, Please – Victorian Bustle Humor

A Bum-roll, Please – Victorian Bustle Humor Victorian costume humor. Like most fashions, bustles were ridiculed, caricatured, and exaggerated. Here are several examples of bustle humor and a thrilling episode from the history of wardrobe malfunctions.

Poisoned Stockings: Something Was Afoot

Poisoned Stockings Something strange was happening in the 1870s: fashionable people were being poisoned by their stockings. What went wrong and who was responsible?

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