The University of Southern California Digital Library is now providing improved search and discovery tools to help the USC community integrate digital collections more easily into teaching, learning, and research. The collections include early photos of Southern California, early-20th-century Russian satirical journals, and photographs from the archives of the Los Angeles Examiner.
“In the 1860s P. T. Barnum exhibited women as Circassian beauties. They wore a distinctive hair style, which had no precedent in earlier portrayals of Circassians, but was soon copied by other performers, known as “moss haired girls”. “These were typically presented Turkish sexual slaves who had escaped the harem for freedom in America. “Their distinctive hairstyle were held in place by the use of beer.” - Wikipedia