"Her hair was just a little darker than Rosalind’s, and, astonishingly in a woman, it was short"

In 1927, the singer Mary Garden cut her hair short and wrote an article explaining why:

I consider getting rid of our long hair one of the many little shackles that women have cast aside in their passage to freedom.

This statement was one of the many reasons why women began to cut their hair short from the late 1910s and early 1920s onwards.