Very Likely

Very Likely

Signed with monogram lower left

Fun (2 September 1865): 158

Miss Chloe Byttars wonders how girls sit with their hair down in that indecorous way, after bathing. “She couldn’t do it!”

Miss Byttars belief that girls of marriageable age should not wear their hair down does much to explain both the subversiveness and sexuality of Pre-Raphaelite portrayals of women, such as Rossetti’s Lady Lilith (image) — George P. Landow.

Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

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