Sunday, September 27, 2009
20th Century Barbershops ~ #9 In A Series
These barbers in Danbury, Connecticut ran a well-appointed high-end establishment, circa 1900.
Photographer Arthur Rothstein captured a Hagerstown, Maryland barbershop and its wall of personal mustache cups or shaving mugs for FDR's WPA make-work project documenting life in the United States during the Great Depression. This one is from October, 1937. The one below was shot by Rothstein two years later. Dated January, 1939, it shows a barbershop for union workers in Herrin, Illinois.