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Date: 1933-08-10 

Description: Barbers cut the hair of four children at The Capital Times Kiddie Camp with other barbers and children looking on.

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Barber Shop

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Man posed standing in a barber shop. His barbershop tools and equipment are behind him on a shelf under the two mirrors, in a cabinet on the left, and on t...

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: 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: A barber glances at the camera as he clips hair from a customer. The customer is reflected in a mirror in the background.

Photograph

Barber Shop

Date: 1907 ca.

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

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

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...

Photograph

College Barber Shop

Date: 2014-09-08 

Description: The last week of business at the College Barber Shop. The owner Larry Cobb is cutting employee Don Fine'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: 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,...

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

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.

Photograph

College Barber Shop

Date: 2014-09-08 

Description: The last week of business at the College Barber Shop. The owner Larry Cobb is cutting employee Don Fine's hair.

Photograph

College Barber Shop

Date: 2014-09-08 

Description: The last week of business at the College Barber Shop. The owner Larry Cobb is cutting employee Don Fine's hair.

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:  

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

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.
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