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Boys in the early 1900's


Picture are the Wright Boys - Our Granddaddy Wright is the boy in the middle.


Doting Victorian and Edwardian mothers kept their treasured sons in dresses and long curls. As the 19th century passed boys were less frequently kept in dresses and their hair was cut earlier. Some mothers, however, kept to the traditional practices well into the 20th century. Even after graduating to kilts or boyish suits such as sailor suits and other outfits such as little Lord Fauntleroy suits, a boy might be kept in long-flowing curls. Some mothers might wait until a boy was 10 or even 11 before allowing him to have his long curls cutting. Romantically inclined mothers, influenced by English-American authoress Francis Hobson Bennett, kept their sons in curls, a fashionable statement when wearing Little Lord Fauntleroy suits or other fancy clothes such as kilts. Many mothers had delayed cutting their sons hair before the publication of Mrs. Bennett's instantly popular, at least among mothers, Little Lord Fauntleroy in 1886.

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Van Edmondson Wright (no picture available.) B: 31 March 1882 D: 14 April 1935 Van was the oldest of the four Wright boys born to James and Maggie Wright. Van never married and lived most of his adult