Hair care in the early 1900's


September 27, 2023

On a hot July day the East Linn Museum held its annual yard sale. Volunteers tending the cash box sat watching seekers pass among tables loaded with donated goods on their yearly treasure hunt. Most shoppers were dressed less than more in light weight clothing. A number showcased tattoos. Many lengths of hair in varied colors also passed by, green, blue, purple, pink and maroon.

To step into the Museum from the yard scene made quite a contrast. Our local patriarchs and matriarchs dressed up to look their best gazed down from the walls, some from wedding pictures. Men with carefully tr...

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