Sunday, August 30, 2009

20th Century Barbershops ~ #5 In A Series

Jack Vachon was another Depression era photographer who found employment through Franklin Delano Roosevelt's WPA make-work program documenting American life for the Farm Service Administration. The above picture was made in March, 1943, of a barber shop proprietor standing in front of his establishment on the streets of Lynchburg, Virginia. Another barber, shown below, posed for him in November, 1938, in front of his shop in South Omaha, Nebraska.

1 comment:

steven said...

hello golden west!!! i bet you he was a sweet man but the fellow in the bottom picture would never get to hold a straight razor anywhere near my face!!!! ha!!! have a lovely day out there. steven