Saturday, October 09, 2010

Pretty Girls – Part 2

Continuing with the thought started in the last post (and here), these HQ portrait scans support the notion that pretty ladies have always been among us. The oldest portrait is one taken by Matthew Brady in 1865, implying the attractive young lady was born in the 1830s or 1840s.

Choices of hairstyles and cosmetics clearly varied over time. Paul Harvey, the noted radio commentator of years past, liked to say that, “times change, but human nature doesn’t. The young Roman lad driving his chariot to town had exactly the same thoughts when he saw a good looking young lady along the road as a young lad has today.” 

And so it goes

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