THE VANISHING AMERICAN BARBER SHOP BOOK
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An Illustrated History of Tonsorial Art, 1860 - 1960
Included in the book are lessons on shaving (with a straight razor) and haircutting as taught in early barber school manuals. For collectors and hobbyists, many pages are painstakingly reproduced in detail from very rare old Barber Supply catalogs. Wooden poles, revolving poles, barber signs, wood and porcelain barber chairs are shown in detail. A must-have book for barber enthusiasts. The price guide section is an invaluable research tool for collectors.
The book devotes several chapters to the memoirs of old-time barbers who actually worked in shops from 1860 – 1960. Something for everyone.