Barber Shop, Pioneer Village, Minden Nebraska

Shown here are examples of early barber chairs and other acoutrements of barber shops on the frontier.

Dexter Press, West Nyack, N.Y.

The description states:

BARBER SHOP OF BYGONE DAYS

On the back door of the old Barrber Shop is a sign that reads, “Shave 10¢ — Haircut Two Bits — Bath 25¢.” The chair in the foreground is an old rorckter type of a century ago. The reed and white striped pole indicated that the barber pulled teeth and bled people as well as cut their hair. The more modern chair in the rear is a hydraulic model, first made in 1890. This is one of the 14 Craft Shops in the Pioneer Village.

–This card is contemporaneous with others in this series that date from the 1950s.

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