Finally some clear images to explain what the mystery is all about. Lily has been busy on a little project for the colonial me, and it is now ready for unveiling. The curls peeking out from under my hat in the image below are not the result of follicle fertilization, but Lily's first attempt at wig making. Actually it was more like wig manipulation, but I'll explain that below.
Lily worked hard since the first mystery post to get the wig ready for its debut at Liberty Day, but that plan was foiled when I forgot to pack a critical part of my costume: my breeches. So this is the first public viewing of the finished product. I had to adjust my hat a bit to accommodate the extra volume on top of my head, but I think we'll be able to make it work.
A "hats off" view so you can see a bit more of the wig. Please pardon the beard and mustache -- I know it's not period-correct, but I wasn't motivated enough to shave it off for just a few photographs.
Here's a rear three-quarter view so you can appreciate the side curls and the pony tail complete with ribbon bow.
This is what we started with (and what appeared in that first Bigfoot-esque mystery photo). This is obviously a different color, but the same brand and style: the Lacey Deluxe Showgirl! The online store selling the wig says it makes a fine Miss Piggy, Mae West, Mona Lisa, Ivana Trump, and others, but they don't mention middle-aged colonial gentlemen. Go figure. I guess they don't have much imagination.