March 4th, 2003, 02:48 AM
I was wondering if any of you could direct me to some websites about the societal attitudes towards hair in the early 1900s... especially about African Americans? It's for a school project, so any help will be greatly appreciated. ;)
March 4th, 2003, 07:26 AM
Hi, you might try the www.costumegallery.com if you're surfing online...the woman has a vew pages on vintage hairstyles and most of the articles are from magazines from that time. I imagine if you e-mail the owner of the site (who has beautiful classic length hair, I might add) she could direct you to some other sources. She really knows her stuff!
March 4th, 2003, 08:43 AM
You could always start with Madame CJ Walker, she was America's first Black Female Millionaire. She made her fortune with her HairCare products. There are lots of links out there, here's one:
March 5th, 2003, 06:06 PM
be interesting if you let us know what you find out about attitudes in African American culture in the early 1900's. I know that in general, people thought it was shocking for a woman to cut her hair. That became a big issue in the 1920's, when so many women bobbed their hair. But, I would love to hear what you find out about African American attitudes speicfically.
March 6th, 2003, 07:56 AM
Thanks for helping me, everyone. It seems that before the 1960s, African American women wanted long, straight hair, like the Caucasian women had. (which is basically what I expected to find). If I come across anything particularly interesting, I'll post it here! ;)