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c1815 Regency era Hair pin. Hair pin, seed pearls mounted on mother-of-pearl. These long, tong, U shaped pins were functional as well as decorative.  These would have been used in conjunction with plain pins for added support to the "updo" styles of the day. These are thicker and longer than the hair pins and bobby pins normally found today. See what the back looks like at http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O115271/hair-pin-unknown/

Hair pin

c1815 Regency era Hair pin. Hair pin, seed pearls mounted on mother-of-pearl. These long, tong, U shaped pins were functional as well as decorative. These would have been used in conjunction with plain pins for added support to the "updo" styles of the day. These are thicker and longer than the hair pins and bobby pins normally found today. See what the back looks like at http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O115271/hair-pin-unknown/

Basement Kitchen, Georgian House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Photo National Trust for Scotland

Basement Kitchen, Georgian House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Photo National Trust for Scotland

Capital Punishment UK -- history of the death penalty, lists of executions, execution methods, history of some English "hanging" prisons & places of execution.

Capital Punishment UK -- history of the death penalty, lists of executions, execution methods, history of some English "hanging" prisons & places of execution.

Georgian Fashion. My heart belongs in a corset, I am convinced.

Georgian Fashion. My heart belongs in a corset, I am convinced.

Nearly 300 spectacular photographs of Londons lost buildings from the London Metropolitan Archive in Panoramic format. Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buidings, s

Nearly 300 spectacular photographs of Londons lost buildings from the London Metropolitan Archive in Panoramic format. Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buidings, s

Plum Flummery, popular in Britain in the 17th century onwards, recipe here

Plum Flummery, popular in Britain in the 17th century onwards, recipe here

Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll (17 January 1801 – 16 January 1856; born Elizabeth FitzClarence) was an illegitimate daughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom and Dorothea Jordan.

Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll (17 January 1801 – 16 January 1856; born Elizabeth FitzClarence) was an illegitimate daughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom and Dorothea Jordan.

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