Wigs were a marker of social class and nobility in the United States during the Revolutionary War. Wig wearing commanded prestige and honor, later becoming an integral part of the historical image our country’s forefathers left behind them. Re-enact met with Betty Myers, master wigmaker at Colonial Williamsburg. Myers gave us a brief history of military-style wigs — who wore them, in what styles, and a few little-known facts about the historical trend.
Cover photo courtesy of Brian Holland.