|21st Century lashes gone mad|
I have photographic evidence.
Look at this lady.
|Jan Victors 'Portrait of a Woman' 1650|
Or this woman.
|Govaert Flinck 'Portrait of a Woman' 1648|
Here is a pretty young lady. Look at that hairstyle.
|Sofonisba Anguissola 'Portrait of the Artist's Sister Minerva' 1564|
This poor little girl.
|Francis Cotes 'Miss Frances Lee' 1769|
By the 19th century things were looking up.
See this wedding procession?
|Wilhelm Riefstahl 'The Wedding Procession' 1866|
Now look at a close-up of the groom’s face.
He is looking smug, sort of like, “Oh yeah. I got me one with those new-fangled lashes.”
When my son was born I, the concerned mother, asked the nurse if it was normal that he had no eyelashes. She promised me they would come in and they did. How nice that he could have been born in the 20th century. 400 years earlier the nurse would have just looked at me and asked in puzzlement, ‘What’s an eyelash?”