[Description: three photos of an olive-skinned multiethnic woman with curly off-black hair and coppery-brown eyes. In the first, her hair is pulled back, and she’s wearing a brown T-shirt and a shell necklace. In the second, the shell necklace remains; however, her shirt is dark blue, her hair is down, and she wears indigo lipstick. In the third, her hair is in a messy Psyche knot, her face is inexpertly painted up like P’Li from The Legend of Korra, and she’s being photobombed by a glossy black cat.]
“Me and Sister,” portrait of two young women, circa 1895. You can date this image almost exclusively from the hairstyles. The high, tight bun on the head was called a “Psyche Knot” and was usually ornamented with elaborate combs.
O Goddess! hear these tuneless numbers, wrung
By sweet enforcement and remembrance dear,
And pardon that thy secrets should be sung
Even into thine own soft-conched ear:
Surely I dreamt to-day, or did I see
The winged Psyche with awaken’d eyes?
Ode to Psyche by John Keats [see what I did there?]