The gypsy was the romantic image for the men who felt like prisoners of
their time. They were subject to conscription for a war that appeared
to have no end or they were doomed to work in low-paying factory jobs.
The life of the artist and vagabond could only be pleasurable if
accompanied by the vagabond woman. The laughing, dancing, free from
responsibility gypsy. Her hair was long and curly and as wild as she
was. It was an image chosen by those women who desperately wanted to
catch a man, and who had not cut their hair yet. With the deprivations
of a long and terrible war, a great tension was building that would
eventually explode into a celebration at war's end last for more than
a decade. Here we have a model composed for the postcard market to
capture that image of the wild and free woman. It is a style that has
appeared throughout each century, and will continue to appear at
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