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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: 1956-03-12 

Description: Barber Clarence (Hap) Lang discusses basketball with customer Joe Bernhard while Nick Truckenbrodt, Herman Bings, Jerry Lochner, Ray Lueth, and Syl Fasking...

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...

Date: 1952-07-03 

Description: Emelius A. Sorenson, a partner in the Sorenson and Gruenberg Barber Shop at 854 Williamson Street, uses a chair that attaches to the barber chair. He says...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1932 

Description: Eddie bartending at The Mansion.

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

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: 1976 

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

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

Barber Shop

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Interior of barber shop with barber and customer. Possibly Coloma, Wisconsin.

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.

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."

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

Coonskin Haircut

Date: 1955 

Description: Composite photograph of a boy and his barber. The front view shows the boy holding a coonskin cap popularized at the time by the Davy Crockett television p...

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: 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: 1874 ca.

Description: A highly decorated barber shop interior, possibly Wellman's, with three barbers and three customers. Two men are about to get shaves. A glass display case,...

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