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Photograph

Barber Shop

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three barbers stand in the barber shop at the Princess Martha Hotel.

Photograph

Barber Cutting Hair

Date: 1945-05-08 

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

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...

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.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A barber glances up and smiles for the camera, while the customer looks on with a sidelong look.

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.

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...

Date:  date unknown

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

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

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

Hairstylist

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 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

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,...

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.

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)

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...

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...

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