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    Colonial Wigs in an array of styles and colors to depict many characters from American history. Colonial wigs for revolutionaries on any budget. Colonial Wigs and American history are filled with costume ideas and interesting characters. The early freedom fighters defied British rule to establish an independent nation of explorers. Colonial wigs to depict these brave nation builders. From early hardships and tyranical rule these men and women kept spirits high and dreams alive as a new nation was born from sweat and adventure.
    The creation of an American identity began in the early 1600s, when the first English settlers landed in Virginia. The evolution of a separate American identity took place in towns like Williamsburg under British rule during the colonial era, and it spread as a unifying national force with the onset of the Revolution.
    America's first permanent English settlement was established in Virginia in 1607 on an island in the James River the settlers called Jamestown. The settlement, which is about five miles from present-day Williamsburg, provided a shaky home at best. Conditions there were crude and unstable, and the inhabitants - predominantly young white men working as indentured servants to pay off their passage to the New World - endured hunger, malaria-carrying mosquitoes, Indian hostility, heat, and humidity. The settlement's population had to be continually replenished with "fresh" arrivals from England. Despite the harsh circumstances, the pioneering colonists stumbled upon success when they discovered the profitability of planting tobacco in the rich soil of the Virginia Tidewater. It was clear to both the colonists and the settlement's private investors back in England that Virginia's future lay in the export of the lucrative crop to Europe.
    By the late 17th century, colonists had moved out of marshy Jamestown to land throughout the Tidewater. Several successful planters settled in an area known as Middle Plantation. The spot, located five miles from Jamestown on higher ground between the York and James rivers, had been settled in 1633 as a defense outpost against the Indians. The colonists began to look toward Middle Plantation as a more inviting environment for their capital. In 1699, the royal governor, Francis Nicholson, declared Middle Plantation the site of the colony's new capital, to be called Williamsburg in honor of King William III.*
    Powdered colonial wigs were the style of the times. Stage productions to fun events and school projects that need colonial man wigs.


Colonial Wigs

Deluxe Independence

Fine quality and fiber in white.

(52152) $54


White (52151WH) $52

Black (52151BK) $52

Lt. Brown (52151LR) $52

Med. Brown (52151MB) $52

Dk. Brown (52151DR) $52

Auburn (52151AU) $52

Blonde (52151BL) $52

Gray (52151GR) $52

Colonial Man Wigs

The hairstyles of our founding fathers.
Auburn for Thomas Jefferson or brown
for a young George Washington.


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1776

Founding Father

Colonial man wig style with widows
peak and a single curl on each side.

(52159) $40


George Washington Wig

Our favorite depiction from the dollar bill.

(52354) $47

Revolutionary War


Martha Washington Wig

The very first of the first ladies, Georges
personal favorite.

(52148) $22


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