Great reference for hairstyles during the World Wars: http://www.forgeofinnovation.org/springfield_armory_1892-1945/Themes/People/Women/Hairstyles/index.html
In perusing my copy of Our Deportment (John H. Young), I found this little entry. I will let it speak for its self:
Some persons have the eyebrows meeting over the nose. This is usually considered a disfigurement, but there is no remedy for it. It may be a consolation for such people to know that the ancients admired this tyle of eyebrows, and that Michael Angelo possessed it. It is useless to pluck out the uniting hairs; and if a depilatory is applied, a mark like that of a scar left from a burn remains, and is more disfiguring than the hair.
I thought of posting an image of Frida Kahlo, but she wasn’t of the Victorian Age.
Apparently chapped knuckles were a social faux pas in the Edwardian Era, so I bring you this helpful recipe. From Correct Social Usage, 1906: half of a cup of ground barley, the white of an egg, a teaspoonful of glycerine and one ounce of honey.
It sounds like a breakfast dish to me. Take out the glycerine and it could be quite nutritious. It is supposed to be slathered on the skin, however, per these instructions:
To Prepare Cosmetic Gloves
Use soft, large leather floves, three or four sizes too large. Rip them open and spread the inside with the following preparation:
This is where the above barley concoction enters the picture. It doesn’t say how to remove it, but I would be tempted to lick it off the next morning. Don’t judge me. It’s dinner time here and I’m hungry.
|—||From Correct Social Usage, 1906|