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This is how men achieved the various wings, swirls and rolls often seen in their hair in images of this period.Skirt and petticoats for girls were mid-calf and the pantaloon was ankle length.

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Mens hair during the ante-bellum and Civil War periods tended to be longer, about collar length on the sides.

Hair oils, Macassars, or pomatums were used by almost all men during the mid 19th century and gives the appearance of a wet look to the hair.

Hair was always parted down the middle and slicked down on the crown, then pulled to the back and secured with pins into a bun or roll.

Sausage curls and ringlets were popular in the evening, but some women did their hair this way for a photograph.

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