Early 1900s Hairstyle – Bantu Knots? 16/12/26 at 9.08am / by Karen Halliburton / 0 Comment Alice Pugh McGaugh. Photograph by Murillo Studio, 1908 Missouri History Museum Photograph and Print Collection. Portraits n21592 In the 1900s Black women were figuring out how to embrace their natural hair. It looks like quasi-bantu knots. The modern Black Woman has embraced the bantu knots worn by women for centuries.