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Hair powder tax


RichardB
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Guest tsavo

Whatever it was it wasn't popular!

After 1790, both wigs and powder were reserved for older more conservative men, and ladies being presented at court. In 1795, the English government put a tax of hair powder of one guinea per year which effectively caused the demise of both the fashion for wigs and powder by 1800.

http://www.worldburnsclub.com/poems/transl..._powder_tax.htm

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We should all be grateful for that - I would hate to think of how the wigs would look these days had the fad not gone out of fashion

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Guest tsavo

Sorry, Richard, if anything I've more than my fair share of hair. My problem is it needs cutting every two weeks. Never tried hair powder though!

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