On this nineth day of #historyinherhands , for Women’s History Month, I offer accessible fashion in the form of these combs, one a vulcanite, one a gutta percha. Often the pages of Godey’s Lady’s book were filled with fashions not affordable to the every day woman, or practical. The use of gutta percha, mirroring the look of more costly jet and bog oak, made fashion more accessible to working class women.

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