Sunday, October 25, 2009

20th Century Barbershops ~ #13 In A Series

Here's a look back at the Pacific Northwest. The first picture is downtown Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, circa 1907. There's a general store, soda fountain, saloon, and of course, a barbershop.

Meet the Dennis family, gathered in front of their family barber shop in Monroe, Snohomish County, Washington. They'd lost their business to fire in 1901 and the menfolk gathered proudly to pose for this photograph when their business was rebuilt.

Below is the Sportman's Barber Shop in Juneau, Alaska, circa 1920. The business was located on Seward Street for 70 years and only recently relocated.


steven said...

hello golden west - the preponderence of glass in all those pictures is intriguing to me. i wonder how all of a sudden people could afford to buy it. i wonder where it came from. i wonder how difficult it must have been to transport over the rugged and rough roads. have a peaceful afternoon. steven

Sweet Repose said...

I just love this history of the barbershops. I met my Dad walking down the street the other day, walking to his neighborhood barbershop. He catches up on all the world news and bitches a great deal about it with 'the boys'...I'd love to be a little mouse!

We also had 3 small grocery stores within 2 blocks of my home back in the day, plenty of Tootsie Rolls and rootbeer Popsicles to go 'round...ahhhh, the good ol' days, thanks for sharing the memories!

...and for your kind words, I'm getting along fine!