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Photograph

Men at Barber Shop

Date: 1940 

Description: Two men sit in chairs at an American Transporation Company barber shop while barbers clip and comb their hair.

Date: 1954-04 

Description: A barber is shaving a man in Moon's Barber Shop. The man sitting in the chair getting the shave is wearing hip waders. A large mirror is on the wall in the...

Date: 1954-04 

Description: Barber shaving the head of a man in Moon's Barber Shop. The man getting shaved is holding a cigarette and is wearing hip waders rolled down over his knees....

Date: 1952-05-08 

Description: Members of the Wisconsin Barbers Local #153 and Barbers Guild #23 joint committee to plan the annual convention of the Wisconsin Barber and Beauty Culture...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three barbers standing proudly next to empty barber chairs at Herman's Hotel.

Date: 1929-08-27 

Description: Students in the first class in Barber Science with instructor, Chester Feavel, pointing at an anatomy chart.

Historical Essay

Benjamin Butts (1853-1930)

One Man's Journey from Slavery to Madison Business Owner to State Assembly Staff Member

Learn about a freed slave's intriguing story as a barber serving Wisconsin's prominent politicians, and as a well-known, beloved face in the capital city.

Photograph

Beauty College

Date:  

Description: A hairdresser is standing behind a customer, who reacts to her new hairdo.

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: View of a barber in the West Village taking a nap on the fully reclined shop chair, seen through the shop's front window from the street.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Union Station Barber Shop with a number of men seated in chairs with barbers standing behind them. Plants and light fixtures are suspe...

Photograph

Just the Facts

Date: 1962 

Description: During a long strike by United Packinghouse Workers Local 156, the Teamsters union attempted to lure the strikers into their union. To combat that effort,...

Photograph

Hairstylist

Date:  date unknown

Description: A hairstylist applies haircolor to a woman's hair.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A studio portrait of a well-dressed, African-American man, identified as H.F. "Frank" Lyons. He is wearing a suit jacket, vest, and necktie. Lyons was the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man (Sid?) sitting in a barber's chair is getting a shave while holding a fishing rod with a large cutout of a giant fish caught on the fishing line. On...

Photograph

Barber Cutting Hair

Date: 1945-05-08 

Description: Barber giving haircut to a man reading a newspaper announcing Allied Forces victory in Europe.

Historical Essay

1930s Permanent Wave Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Frederics permanent wave machine used in Crisella's Beauty Shop in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, late 1930s. (Museum object #1986.79.2)

Photograph

Theresa Barber Shop

Date: 1978-02 

Description: "Eric Schaumberg has his 'bangs' cut by barber, Jan Reuter."

Date:  date unknown

Description: Rube Guyett and George Mandle with banjos in the Guyett Barber Shop.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A studio portrait of Mr. William W. Hendricks, a Black River Falls barber, dressed in his best, posed in front of a painted backdrop.

Date: 1932 

Description: Eddie bartending at The Mansion.

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