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Hairstylist

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 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

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.

Date: 1937-06-18 

Description: C.E. Jacquier, branch manager and defeated team captain of a tractor sales contest, is held by C.P. Wells, assistant branch manager, while a barber shaves...

Date:  date unknown

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

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,...

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: 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...

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

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

Barber Shop

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 1929-08-27 

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

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 Cutting Hair

Date: 1945-05-08 

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

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...

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...

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Theresa Barber Shop

Date: 1978-02 

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

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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.

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