"Aldrovanda vesiculosa. Leaf pressed open and enlarged, showing glands, sensitive filaments, and quadrifid hairs." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Aldrovanda

"Aldrovanda vesiculosa. Leaf pressed open and enlarged, showing glands, sensitive filaments, and quadrifid…

"The hair was drawn up around the head, and fastened in a knot." — Anthon, 1891

Apollo and diana

"The hair was drawn up around the head, and fastened in a knot." — Anthon, 1891

A hairbrush is a stick brush with rigid bristles used in hair care for brushing, styling, and detangling human hair, or for brushing a domestic animal's fur.

Stripped Brush Back

A hairbrush is a stick brush with rigid bristles used in hair care for brushing, styling, and detangling…

Specialized implements used to cut human head hair. They should not be confused with razors (which usually refer to tools used to cut facial hair or bodily hair) and scissors.

Hair Clipper

Specialized implements used to cut human head hair. They should not be confused with razors (which usually…

A comb is a toothed device used in hair care for straightening and cleaning hair or other fibers. Combs are among the oldest tools found by archaeologists, having been discovered in very refined forms from settlements dating back to 5000 years ago in Persia. Combs can be used for many purposes including: securing long hair in place; decorating the hair; matting sections of hair for dread locking.

Three Teeth Comb

A comb is a toothed device used in hair care for straightening and cleaning hair or other fibers. Combs…

"A parasite sometimes present in the human hair follicles." —Davison, 1906

Demodex Folliculorum

"A parasite sometimes present in the human hair follicles." —Davison, 1906

"Another workman in a similar way with a fleshing knife removes the fatty compounds and flesh from the flesh side." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Fleshing Knife

"Another workman in a similar way with a fleshing knife removes the fatty compounds and flesh from the…

"<em>A</em>, membrane of hair follicle, showing cells with nuclei and pigmentary granules; <em>B</em>, external lining of root sheath; <em>C</em>, internal lining of root sheath; <em>D</em>, cortical or fibrous portion of hairshaft; <em>E</em>, medullary portion (pith) of shaft; <em>F</em>, hair bulb, showing its development from cells." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Hair follicle

"A, membrane of hair follicle, showing cells with nuclei and pigmentary granules; B,…

A young girl posing.

Girl Posing

A young girl posing.

An illustration of a female's long hair.

Long Hair of a Female

An illustration of a female's long hair.

A hair of the head still in the course of growth, with hair bulb in longitudinal section.

Hair of the Head

A hair of the head still in the course of growth, with hair bulb in longitudinal section.

Vertical section through the skin of head. The hair of the head in longitudinal section.

Hair of the Head in Longitudinal Section

Vertical section through the skin of head. The hair of the head in longitudinal section.

A posing woman with a hair ornament.

Hair Ornament

A posing woman with a hair ornament.

An illustration of a centered hair part.

Hair Part

An illustration of a centered hair part.

"A Piece of Hair from the Scalp infested with a Mold which produces Ringworm. Ringworm may occur anywhere on the body, but is perhaps most common on the scalp and face." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Hair with ringworm

"A Piece of Hair from the Scalp infested with a Mold which produces Ringworm. Ringworm may occur anywhere…

Piece of human hair, highly magnified. Labels: a, cuticle; b, fibrous substance; c, medulla.

Piece of Human Hair

Piece of human hair, highly magnified. Labels: a, cuticle; b, fibrous substance; c, medulla.

The hair is produced by a peculiar growth and modification of the epidermis. Externally it is covered by a layer of fine scales closely imbricated, or overlapping like the tiles of a house, but with the free edges turned upwards. It is called the cuticle of the hair. Shown in the magnified surface of a hair. The wave lines mark the upper or free edges of the cortical scales. B, separate scales.

Magnified Surface of a Hair

The hair is produced by a peculiar growth and modification of the epidermis. Externally it is covered…

"The mode of platting the hair, and then fastening it with a pin on a needle, is shown in the annexed figure of a female head, taken from a marble group which was found at Apt, in the south of France." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Platted hair

"The mode of platting the hair, and then fastening it with a pin on a needle, is shown in the annexed…

Portion of shaft of hair. Labels: h, shaft covered with cuticle; s, cuticle removed to expose cortical substance; m, medulla; a,b, isolated cells of cuticle and of cortical substance respectively.

Shaft of Hair

Portion of shaft of hair. Labels: h, shaft covered with cuticle; s, cuticle removed to expose cortical…

A brush for smoothing the hair.

Hair-brush

A brush for smoothing the hair.

This is a picture of a female hairdresser that is styling a woman's hair.

Hairdresser

This is a picture of a female hairdresser that is styling a woman's hair.

A pin used in dressing the hair.

Hairpin

A pin used in dressing the hair.

Parts of two hairs embedded in their follicles. Labels: a, the skin, which is seen to dip down and line the follicle; b, the subcutaneous tissue; c, the muscles of the hair follicle, which by their contraction can erect the hair; o, sebaceous gland.

Hairs and their Follicles

Parts of two hairs embedded in their follicles. Labels: a, the skin, which is seen to dip down and line…

"In the following we have back and front views of the heads of statues from Herculaneum, on which we perceive the <em>vitta</em>." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Herculaneum

"In the following we have back and front views of the heads of statues from Herculaneum, on which we…

"Cross-section of One Half of a Human Hair. A hair is made up of horny cells of the outer layer of the skin altered in shape and structure." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Cross-section of a human hair

"Cross-section of One Half of a Human Hair. A hair is made up of horny cells of the outer layer of the…

"Hair hygrometer." &mdash; Waldo, 1896

Hair hygrometer

"Hair hygrometer." — Waldo, 1896

Loki, the god of mischief, cut off all of Thor's wife, Sif's beautiful hair. In order to get something better to replace her hair, he has Dvalin the dwarf make a wig of pure gold.

Loki and Dvalin

Loki, the god of mischief, cut off all of Thor's wife, Sif's beautiful hair. In order to get something…

"This very extraordinary species from north-east Africa differs from all other rodents in the peculiar granulated plated which cover the temporal fossae, and from all the species of the section in the rudimentary condition of the clavicles as well as in the possession of an opposable hallux. The hair is very peculiar in structure, and forms a crest along the back and tail." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Lophiomys Imhausi

"This very extraordinary species from north-east Africa differs from all other rodents in the peculiar…

An illustration of a man fixing his hair, even though he is bald.

Man Styling Hair

An illustration of a man fixing his hair, even though he is bald.

The long hair on the neck of horses, lions, etc.

Mane

The long hair on the neck of horses, lions, etc.

This is an illustration of "The Arabian Nights" by artist J.D. Batten. It is a collection of pre-Islamic folk tales. This drawing seems to depict a man seated in a nest of baby birds being plucked by the hair.

The Arabian Nights

This is an illustration of "The Arabian Nights" by artist J.D. Batten. It is a collection of pre-Islamic…

Pictured is the cross section of the pelargonium blossom ovary. (gh) represents the glandular hairs, (h) shows the hair, (cu) shows the cuticle, and (nc) pictures the nectar cells.

Cross Section Through Pelargonium Blossom Ovary

Pictured is the cross section of the pelargonium blossom ovary. (gh) represents the glandular hairs,…

An illustration of Mycenaean hair pins.

Hair Pin

An illustration of Mycenaean hair pins.

Rukenaw the ape, Reynard's aunt, helps Reynard prepare to fight with Isegrim the wolf. She shaves him and oils him up so the wolf cannot catch him.

Reynard the Fox: Rukenaw Shaving Reynard

Rukenaw the ape, Reynard's aunt, helps Reynard prepare to fight with Isegrim the wolf. She shaves him…

Section of the scalp, magnified. Labels: h, hair; w, hair sac; s, oil gland; m, muscle.

Section of Scalp

Section of the scalp, magnified. Labels: h, hair; w, hair sac; s, oil gland; m, muscle.

A cartoon of a woman, whose hair is standing straight up, and a jack-in-the-box puppet.

Scared Woman and Puppet Box

A cartoon of a woman, whose hair is standing straight up, and a jack-in-the-box puppet.

Section of the skin showing the hairs and sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands are small saccular glands, the ducts of which open into the hair follicles. They are lined with epithelium and secrete a fatty, oily substance which they discharge into the hair follicles to lubricate the hairs and make them glossy. It also exudes over the surface of the skin to keep it soft and flexible. Labels: a, the epidermis; b, corium; c, muscles, attached to hair follicles and to under surface of epidermis.

Section of Skin Showing Hairs and Sebaceous Glands

Section of the skin showing the hairs and sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands are small saccular…

Vertical section of the skin, showing sebaceous glands, sweat-glands, hair, and follicle, also arrector muscle.

Vertical Section of the Skin

Vertical section of the skin, showing sebaceous glands, sweat-glands, hair, and follicle, also arrector…

Vertical section of the skin.

Vertical Section of the Skin

Vertical section of the skin.

"Quadrifid hairs from interior of bladder of Ultricularia vulgaris (x 300)" &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Utricularia

"Quadrifid hairs from interior of bladder of Ultricularia vulgaris (x 300)" — The Encyclopedia…

"Venus and Diana are generally represented with their hair dressed in the simple style of the young Greek girls, whose hair was parted in front, and conducted round to the back of the head so as to conceal the upper part of the ears. It was then tied in a plain knot at the nape of the neck, or, at other times, though less frequently, at the top of the head." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Venus and Diana

"Venus and Diana are generally represented with their hair dressed in the simple style of the young…

An artificial covering of hair for the head.

Wig

An artificial covering of hair for the head.

"With a working knife a workman partle scrapes partly shaves off the hair and scarf-skin." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Working Knife

"With a working knife a workman partle scrapes partly shaves off the hair and scarf-skin." —The…