Video: History of 20th Century Hairstyles

Posted June 2, 2015 by Amanda | No Comment

Are you having some trouble dating your old family photos? Often genealogists have to look for clues within the photos to try to decipher when a photo was taken. Clothing, decor and hairstyles are just some of the many clues you can pick up while examining an old photograph.

Knowing popular fashion trends throughout history will go a long way in helping you date your old photographs. Do the women have a 1920s bob? Or the men a 1950s pompadour ‘do?

Check out this cute animation from The Atlantic featuring the hairstyles of the 20th century:

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