* boys wear Latvia hair styles

Latvian Boys' Clothes: Hair Styles

Figure 1.--This Latvian boy was named Adonis. The last name may have been Atmindi. He was 8 years old when his portrait was taken in 1940. Note the very short hair with bangs. Put your cursor on the image to see the bck of the photograph. There is something written at the bottom which we do not understand.

We notice a lot of boys with close-cropped hair in the early and mid-20th century. This seems common in both Germany and Russia at the time. This was especially common among working-class families. We believe that one of the reasons for the popularity of this style was the prevalent sanitary conditions. Also it was inexpensive because mother could clip the boy's hair and he did not have to be sent to the barber. Boys in more affluent families were more likely to have at least enough hair to comb. We do not notice long hair for boys very commonly, even quite young boys. Younger boys might wear bangs. After World War II, bangs seem to have become a popular style for boys.


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Created: 3:06 AM 7/3/2007
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