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

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

Date: 1929-08-27 

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

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: 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.

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: 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:  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...

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 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,...

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...

Date: 1968-05-10 

Description: Sid has titled this imaginative drawing: "Today and Tomorrow — The Fisherman's Myth Never Flounders.: His caption reads: "Today it's a dream in a barber sh...

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: 1930-03 

Description: Two barbers standing and posing on the sidewalk in front of the James J. Brandmeyer Barber Shop at 404 W. Lakeside Street. A sign in the window advertises...

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.

Date: 1932 

Description: Eddie bartending at The Mansion.

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.

Date: 1934-09-20 

Description: Mr. Dallas Moser, vocational school instructor, points to a customer's hair while students from his barber class look on.

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