*** German boys hair styles -- gender trends

German Boys' Hair Styles: Gender Trends

Figure 1.--While we have noted relatively few German boys with long hair in the 19th and early 20th century, we note quite a number of girls with short hair. This portrait is unidentified, but we believe is a girl. Click on the image for an assessment. Image courtesy of the Deutsche Strumpf Museum

Many German boys, especially in the late 19th and early 20th century, had short--often cropped or even shaved heads. While German girls never had shaved heads, we have noted portaits of German girls with quite short hair. Some of the stykes, especialy short hair with bangs, wer worn by both boys anf girls. Long hair was not unknown for German boys, but the photographic record suggests that it was much less common than was the case in many other countries in the late 19th century.


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