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This unidentified young woman of the 1880s wears her hair with a fringe, a style that was fashionable from the early years of the decade.

If you aren’t familiar with the Powerhouse Museum’s Photo of the Day blog, go there now. Everyday a new image, past and present, and from further afield like photo links in the web of our nation.

And some is just lovely, like this fine young lady above. And some a little bit of an insight into some of the naughtier aspects of our culture.

In the Sydney of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, The Ginger Jar cafe was one of two places that a good girl shouldn’t go, according to historian, Bill Boldiston.