Sunday, August 23, 2009

20th Century Barbershops ~ #4 In A Series



The picture above was taken in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in December, 1941, the same month Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. Jack Delano was there, documenting Puerto Rican life for the Farm Services Administration's Office of War Information.

Below, Walker Evan's February, 1936 photograph captures a "pressing club", also known as a laundry, next door to the local barbershop in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

4 comments:

steven said...

"a pressing club". i wonder if my mum or my grandma would have thought that a quaint moniker for the hard work it really was!!! cool pics once again - i think i'd get my wig trimmed at the one next to the pressing club. just so i could say i had!!! steven

Dave King said...

Fascinating places, I think - as long as I'm not having mine cut!

Eryl Shields said...

I love 'pressing club'.

Tracy said...

That is amazing... It almost looks like a gas station/garage somehow. Pressing club...great name! Happy Day :o) ((HUGS))