Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cut Her Own Hair Off

New York, 1895

Eva Gildersleeve, of Port Jefferson, who told of a thrilling adventure with a hair slasher and the loss of a beautiful long blonde braid two weeks ago while walking along a lonely road, has confessed to her father that her assailant was a myth and that it was she who cut off the hair. She said she used a pair of lamp trimming scissors and threw the braid behind a stump in the woods.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, Feb. 22, 1895, p. 12.

Note: The original report of the hair slasher is at this link.

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