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Archival Anecdotes: Oh to adore the pompadour


November 29, 2021

Woman poses in a tightly rolled pompadour at the Montello Studio in Chicago circa 1896. Courtesy of the Marie Morris collection.  

I'd like to introduce you to an antiquated hairstyle that still offers loads of volume. The pompadour- you might have heard of it before.

The pompadour was a trend for men in the 1950s, and for Madam Pompadour, who became the namesake of the 'do. But the pompadour I am writing about is as Edwardian as they come, set firmly from the 1890s until 1920.

It was a time for progress in many arenas:...

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