Who is this?


Who is this do you suppose? Came off the end of my finger as I was practicing a few strokes on the iPad art programme. In Glasgow, Scotland, in the 1960s a woman with a hairdo like that would have been called a ‘Hairie’, a slang word to denote women who vigorously back-combed their hair till it could stand up by itself. Once the height was achieved, the whole bundle was hair-sprayed in place, and must have been downright uncomfortable to wear. Hardened ladies of the streets many of these girls were, but this little lady looks quite benign, knowing, even, I think she’s a Pillywiggin.


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