Today's Sepia Saturday Suggestion is about hair. Well, it could be about fake books or small statuary I suppose but that would be reaching a bit, probably. It's about the woman's prize hair.
So today for Sepia Saturday, lets look at some old photographs where hair is a feature.
No no. Not fur... Hair.
I am sure the photographer didn't really intend to make it appear that the drapes in the painted backdrop are pinned to her hair.
Regina spent one third of each day brushing her hair. She didn't believe in coloring her hair 'though she did rinse it in day-old left-over coffee now and then.
Ok. Try to guess who this is. Hint: She's married to a very, very, very, very, very, very, very famous musician. Extra points if you can name the turkey... I mean, the movie this is from.
Printed on the reverse:
Lockport, New York
Sarah Length of Hair 3 ft
Victoria - 7 ft
Isabella - 6 ft
Grace - 5 ft
Naomi - 5 ft and 4 in. thick
Dora - 4 1/2 ft
Mary - 6 ft
H. Bailey, Manager
Baker Photo, Columbus Ohio
This old cabinet card didn't restore very well. The contrast recovered fairly well but most of the detail was still lost. The subject is so interesting however, I included it anyway. And although there are several photographs of the Sutherland Sisters to be found on the web, I have not found one exactly like this one. I did find a post that was apparently taken at the same session as this one but it is not identical.
But, the story is even more interesting. There are several accounts across the net but I found this one to be the most thorough. Untangling The Tale
I added this one because it really does have interesting hair and also, to show that a little enhancement really does occasionally find some hidden detail that would have been lost otherwise.
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