I gave my great good friend a lock of my hair 3 years ago, he sent me this photo 3 days ago. I love him and miss him so much. I remember his older brother found it and got so scared thinking maybe his younger brother was a creepy serial killer.
Was it marketing? Was it war? What caused the social downfall of the “lock of hair” as a “token of love?” I saw one article that sighted women’s rights combined with WWI caused it to fall out of fashion.
-“As the nineteenth century came to a close, the craze for hair jewelry died out, especially with the death of Queen Victoria, the beginning of World War I and the increase of freedom for women who were no longer confined to the house by the dictates of society.”-