**Not sure if these are " jewels woven" into her hair as the museum description says. I have a feeling these are beaded dangles off of a headdress worn on the back of her head. If you zoom the image on the MHM site, the dangles look like they are behind her hair, not woven in her hair. Ladies magazines of the time have illustrations of similar headdresses with beaded dangles. Unidentified woman, with jewelry woven into hair.Thomas M. Easterly. Missouri History Museum.
Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee and Robert E. Lee Jr., c.1845. Mrs Lee (1808–1873) was the wife of her 3rd cousin, General Robert E. Lee. Closely connected to the prominent families of Virginia, she was the daughter of George Washington Parke Custis, George Washington's step grandson and adopted son. She grew up in the Custis estate, Arlington House, which is now the National Cemetery. She was small of stature and vivacious; unfortunately she suffered from rheumatoid arthritis later in life.
One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt. Over 500 Africans, from 50 different nations with 50 different languages, would wage a fight against U.S. troops and the territorial militias. The revolt was put down by Jan. 11. The leaders were captured, placed on trial and later executed. Their heads were cut off and placed on spikes that stretched over 60 miles.
I would have liked her!!! Alice Roosevelt - 1902 Theodore Roosevelt’s beautiful eldest daughter, who not only cut her wedding cake with a sword, defied all the conventions of her day regarding women and carried a dagger in her pocketbook, but who also had a pillow embroidered with her most famous quote on her couch; “If you haven’t got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”
Louis Napoléon, Prince Imperial c. 1879, age 22. The only child of Emperor Napoleon III and Eugénie, young Napoléon grew up in Britain after his father was overthrown in 1870. He was intended to marry Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice, but he was killed in 1879 while serving in the British Army in the Anglo-Zulu War. When his body was recovered with 18 spear wounds and returned to his mother in London. Submitted by lingertilldawndear
Fletcher Sutherland and his daughters, c. 1880s. In 1882 the Barnum and Bailey Circus signed a new act, called the Seven Sutherland Sisters. The girls (Sarah, Victoria, Isabella, Grace, Naomi, Mary, and Dora) ranged in age from 18 to 36. The climax of the act came when the sisters would turn in unison, letting their voluminous tresses (a collective total of 36½ feet of hair) spill down their backs.. The group made a fortune selling hair growth tonic and related products.