The Bobbed Hair Question

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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4 Responses

  1. Brandon Berg says:

    It’s unusual for comic strips to end in tragedy like this.Report

    • LeeEsq in reply to Brandon Berg says:

      Long hair was really long back then and once you turned eighteen you had to wear it up for the most part. You couldn’t let it hang down like people do today. Hair washing technology wasn’t the best, so hair could get rather disgusting and long hair was harder to take care of. The bob took off for a reason.Report

      • fillyjonk in reply to LeeEsq says:

        when I started growing my hair long in the 1980s, my grandmother (who was born at about the turn of that century) was aghast, and asked me why I wanted to do that, when it was okay for women to have their hair cut short now. I guess she came up as a young woman through the whole long-hair-then-bun-after-marriage and was glad when it became the fashion to cut it short.

        I recently cut my hair shorter (not short, but shorter – shoulder length) and I am struck by how much less heavy it is and how much easier it is to care for.Report

  2. Kolohe says:

    Ah, the other famous F Scott Fitzgerald story we read in high school.Report