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The Titianettes

From one of my inherited scrapbooks is this clipping of "The Titianettes", from a 1939 Des Moines Register.

newspaper clipping of red-haired ladies

The Titianettes were a social club. Membership was based on--having red hair, of course. The 16th-century Italian painter Titian was known for using a warm, vibrant red in his paintings, so the club was surely named after the similar hue of the members' hair.


There is such a variety of information that can be found in newspapers. Photographic evidence, or even memories, of these ladies may not be a source of information about their appearance, so this is a particularly vibrant detail to be found in a yellowing black-and-white clipping.

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