HAIR PIN FROM RMS TITANIC
Women’s hairstyles were beginning to change in 1912, at the time RMS Titanic sailed. Hair was typically kept long and then styled into a bun. A higher, loose bun styled over a form was known as a pompadour. A loose bun at the back of the head or neck was called a chignon. Buns were worn either smooth or twisted. Both styles were designed to highlight a woman’s graceful neck and shoulders. This hair pin, found at the Titanicwreck site, was probably worn by a Titanic passenger.