Posted by Kate on July 01, 1998 at 10:33:09:
In response to powdering, written by Constanza on July 01, 1998 at 09:10:30
] We got here so late, that I had not time even to put a little fresh powder in my hair
] I've thought that during the Regency only old-fashioned gentlemen (like General Tilney, and Mrs. Dashwood cousin Sir what's-his-name) used powder. (butlers and servants being excluded, of course). So, why does Mr. Musgrave apologyse for being a little "unpowdered"?
Well, the regency didn't officially start until 1811.
I understand that the fashion for long, powdered hair ended when the government imposed a tax on powder... and I'm not sure when that was. This is something the life and timers are bound to know about.
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