Friday, May 29, 2009

Faux Hawks since 1865

I've been scanning family photos, graciously loaned to me by mom's cousin Mary Ann. Some are from the Civil War era, some are Kansas family life in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. As I scan I notice details in clothing, hairstyles, etc.

Watching TV the other night, I was startled by a young man's hairstyle. It was like the ladies in the photos I'd been scanning, a roll or topknot on the very top of the head. Note the similarities:

David Beckham today (they call this a mini mohawk haircut or faux hawk).

Unknown relative (left) in Momence, Illinois in 1865

Great Grandma Lillie Tunison in Wheaton, Kansas 1926

1 comment:

  1. Too funny, I guess what goes around comes around, some mornings I wake up and my hair sticks up just like a faux hawk! I just thought I looked like woody woodpecker, now I know it's fashion!