This is a picture of my dad, Dewey, and his brother, Lee, taken around 1900. Lee was twenty-one months older. I know; except for the pants, they resemble girls. This was the accepted style for boys at the time.
I remember reading an article on General MacArthur in which the author stated that MacArthur's mother let his hair grow into long curls as a toddler. He tried to connect the hair style to MacArthur's personality in later life - as though the general was somehow unique. He was a unique historical figure, all right, but it wasn't because of his long curls.