Was Temperance Merralls ahead of her time, as shown in the few glass-negative photos found at the house?

BELOW: Images from SF Chronicle, from one week in September 1914,  showing how women who were in uniform or doing sports had hemlines higher on the calf. Also that the hair shape was looking bobbed–most women arranging their long hair that way, and others actually cutting it short.

Fashionable lady with a bob, and her gentleman, at a antiquarian bookshop. SF Chronicle, 6 Sep 1914, Sunday Magazine.
Fashionable lady with a bob, and her gentleman, at a antiquarian bookshop. SF Chronicle, 6 Sep 1914, Sunday Magazine.
Whirlwind of skirts on the tennis courts, ankles showing. SF Chronicle 6 Sep 1914 Sunday Magazine.
Whirlwind of skirts on the tennis courts, ankles showing. SF Chronicle 6 Sep 1914 Sunday Magazine.

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Is it bobbed or is it long and just arranged to look that way? SF Chronicle, 13 Sep 1914, p19.
Is it bobbed or is it long and just arranged to look that way? SF Chronicle, 13 Sep 1914, p19.
The sporty set. SF Chronicle, 9 Sep 1914, p7.
The sporty set. SF Chronicle, 9 Sep 1914, p7.
A bob and a turban, years before common. SF Chronicle 13 Sep 1914 p23.
A bob and a turban, years before common. SF Chronicle 13 Sep 1914 p23.

 

The sporting society ladies. SF Chronicle 13 Sep 1914 Sunday Magazine.
The sporting society ladies. SF Chronicle 13 Sep 1914 Sunday Magazine.
Ladies in uniform, auxiliary of the Native Sons something, the War is on. SF Chronicle 8 Sep 1914.
Ladies in uniform, auxiliary of the Native Sons something, the War is on. SF Chronicle 8 Sep 1914.
The bride has a bob. Some time before 1914, according to the site. Getty image.
The bride has a bob. Some time before 1914, according to the site. Getty image.

 

The silhouette in Paris was creeping up, with some double skirts that suggested the coming shape. http://mashable.com/2014/11/13/paris-fashion-longchamp-races/ 

In Paris the shape is shortening. The Races, 1914 June.
In Paris the shape is shortening. The Races, 1914 June.
This must have looked damned sexy in 1914; Paris Races.
This must have looked damned sexy in 1914; Paris Races. From website linked above.