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Date: 1976 

Description: "Jan Reuter cuts Philip Zingsheim's hair. Jan's husband, Carl, died an untimely death in 1975."

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.

Date: 1933-12-28 

Description: Interior view of Kretlow's Barbershop, 109 W. Mifflin Street, with three barbers: left, "Duke" Ahern, center: Burt Bruce, and owner Ray Kretlow, standing n...

Photograph

Barbershop Interior

Date:  

Description: Interior of barbershop. Two barbers stand by barber chairs, and one younger man sits on shoe shine stand on the right.

Date: 1929-08-27 

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

Date:  

Description: Portrait of male barber, Ken Garves, posing behind his barber chair.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The interior of a barbershop with customers in chairs and barbers at work. Numerous mirrors, pictures, and lamps hang from the walls and ceiling.

Photograph

The Shivers Family

Date:  

Description: The Shivers family poses in front of the family barbershop. From left to right are Claude Shivers, Rebecca Ann Shivers, Nettie Shivers, unknown, Ashley Shi...

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: George Miller, a local barber, poses sitting in a Studebaker parked on a lawn. In the background are trees and a house.

Photograph

Theresa Barber Shop

Date: 1978-02-21 

Description: "Theresa Barber Shop. Jan Reuter carries on the business after the untimely death of her husband, Carl. Her customer is Eric Schaumberg."

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:  

Description: Barber shop with customers and shaving mug rack. African American man is probably Frank Lyons.

Photograph

Goold's Barber Shop

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Two barbers: Elmer Lee (left) and William Goold (right), stand beside their barber's chairs while an unknown male patron sits in one of the chairs. Reflect...

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,...

Date: 1971-06 

Description: Barber Mike Godsell sits back and relaxes in his shop.

Photograph

Theresa Barber Shop

Date: 1978-02 

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

Photograph

Hairstylist

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1957-03-29 

Description: Don Bates, Oregon hair stylist, demonstrates new and individual hair styles on members of St. Anne's Society of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Mrs. Charl...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of a barber shop with barber chairs with men seated on the right side and empty chairs for waiting customers on the left.

Date: 1984-11-05 

Description: Barber Guy Marty poses in front of Dan's Hair Center, which has both Democrat and Republican posters in the windows.

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