Nail art started getting popular more than 100 years ago

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1916 - finger nail art manicure

Decorate your fingernails if you would be up to snuff (1916)

The Day Book (Chicago, Ill.) April 29, 1916

Are you wearing gilded or decorated nails?

We are not kidding, but talking the latest society chatter. The newest thing in nails is gilded and decorated nails, nails dipped in silver or burnished in gold, or decorated with designs to match your dress.

If you don’t like the fad, blame Mlle Flore Revalles of the Russian ballet. She started the fad. She is shown in the center of the hand.

1916 - finger nail art manicure

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