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Photograph

Hairstylist

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1932 

Description: Eddie bartending at The Mansion.

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:  

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: 1929-08-27 

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

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...

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."

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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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

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

Theresa Barber Shop

Date: 1978-02 

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

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.

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:  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:  date unknown

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

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 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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