Friday Photo: Tax Time

From the Lewis Walpole Library

One of the blogs about historical costume that I like to look at, American Duchess, used the frustration that came from doing her taxes as inspiration for a post full of 18th century satirical prints about taxes. When I saw this one, I just had to post it. Many luxury items were taxed in England in the late 18th century, including hair powder. In this print from 1795, this family full of wig-wearers has decided that they must do without, and wear their wigs as is. The young lady peering in the mirror looks rather distressed about it…

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  1. Carter Lively

    What a portrait of Charles 2! Hillarious!!

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