This is an actual vintage photo that is a great example of an early 1900's hairstyle.
This Victorian updo is full of poof around the crown and the front area is embellished with curls that cover over the forehead. Women of this time period still wore their locks long and pulled up into styles that looked short and kept the mane out of the way of chores and such. She is wearing a lacy white blouse with a black choker. Her face is quite plain as make-up was not common.