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10 Stunning Vintage Pictures Of Victorian Women’s Insanely Long Hair

by Grace Eire
Grace plays in a band and is the mother to a black cat named Fitzhugh.

The Victorian era technically spanned from June 20, 1837, until Queen Victoria’s death on January 22, 1901.

This was a rather peaceful time in the United Kingdom, and a romantic one as well, a change from the highly rational Georgian period that preceded it.

Many people, including myself, are fascinated by this time in history, from the architecture to the etiquette, and right down to the way they dressed and spoke.

Photography was also on the rise, and was much more accessible than previous years. Because of this, we have some very beautiful portraits and pictures from this time period.

Some of these images feature women with some very, very long hair. It’s not often that you see women these days with hair much longer than their upper backs, but it seems that lots of ladies loved to sport long locks, even right down to the floor.

These 10 photos of Victorian ladies with beautifully long hair are a feast for the eyes!

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1. Three Women

1. Three Women

The three women in this portrait by Belle Johnson (thought to be taken in 1896) feature very impressive heads of hair, one of which reaches all the way to the floor!

2. Miss Grace Sutherland

2. Miss Grace Sutherland

Grace was one of the seven Sutherland Sisters, who were singers known for their long hair. They traveled from city to city singing and displaying their long manes. Grace’s measured an impressive five feet, as you can see in this photo from 1890.

3. The Seven Sutherland Sisters

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Here are all seven of the siblings in their full floor-length-hair glory. Well, at least that’s what they wanted you to think with this picture, which was used for publicity. They always arranged themselves in a way that made it look like they all had hair that reached the floor.

4. Claud And Lady Florence Anson

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This foggy print from 1870 gives off a mysterious air. Those long, wavy locks only add to the intrigue of this photo!

5. Tennessee Woman

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The hair on this woman photographed in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the 1870s is beautifully haunting.

6. Woman Brushing Her Hair

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This set of photographs from 1884 gives you a glimpse into what it must have been like to care for such long tresses in the Victorian era.

7. Jacksonville Lady

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A Jacksonville, Florida, woman poses for a picture showcasing her wavy tresses in 1890.

8. The Rosebud Garden Of Girls

8. The Rosebud Garden Of Girls

This print by Julia Margaret Cameron from 1868 is absolutely gorgeous.

9. An Anonymous Mane

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This anonymous Victorian woman’s hair is as beautiful as can be, but don’t you wonder if it was hard to keep it clean while it dragged on the floor like this? I suppose that’s better left unanswered.

10. Naomi Sutherland

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Naomi is another one of the famed Sutherland Sisters. It’s easy to see how the spectacle of their long locks drew such a crowd!

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