I've been going through some old photos of relatives and came across rather battered one of a great aunt. The photo was taken when she was around 18 or 19 at the time, sometime in the 1920s. I love sketching relatives from the past. Looking at clothes and hairstyles and seeing what physical characteristics are passed down from generation to generation is interesting.
The hairstyle fascinated me and made me do a little research on hairstyles of the 1920s. This is when the "bob" came into fashion which was a trend that caused a lot of controversy and perhaps was a push into women's rights and a break from the patriarchal society rules of the time. Film stars of the time, such as Clara Bow, jumped on the bandwagon and I would imagine that my great aunt, like any other teenager, mimicked trends and fashion - and rebelled a bit too. Apparently the introduction of the bob also spurred the creation of the bobbie pin.