Sunday, November 22, 2009

20th Century Barbershops ~ #17 In A Series



That's Fred Allen's Barber Shop on Clinton Street in Frankfurt, Kentucky, circa the 1930s. The photograph is courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society.

Below, another photograph by the highly regarded Walker Evan, who traveled the country documenting daily life for the Farm Services Administration during the Great Depression. Sorry, no date or location.

6 comments:

steven said...

hi golden west - have you ever noticed how scruffy cars were generally back then? watch any movie based on the period . . . have you ever noticed how immaculate they are?!!!
i love the first pic. it looks like i'd leave there laughing - there's a happy vibe about that pic!!! steven

High Desert Diva said...

I've been enjoying all these old photos. Mark's father was a barber....still has the chair and gives family haircuts in the garage....

Joanna said...

Hi Golden West, thanks for visiting my blog. I was having a bit of light hearted fun about our drive down the California coast. Seriously, we'd like to live some of these places if we could.

BT said...

Fabulous photographs Golden West - I love the cars. I will have a wander round your blog and thanks for calling in at mine. xxx

Sweet Repose said...

Love anything Black Americana and depression era, makes me so thankful for what I do have...guess you might say I'm rich...fo po white trash...ha!

Wish the economy would pick up so I can get rid of some of this junk...it's startin' to pile up!

The shots I took are in front of an Amish mercantile, as is the field across the street, no buggies today, but I never fail to see something wonderful. The old dog never moved a lick the whole time I was snapping pictures of him...ahhh the simple life!

Country Girl said...

I love those Walker Evan photos, don't you?