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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0424
CATEGORY   Services, Personal
SUBCATEGORY   Barber shop
TITLE   Unidentified barber shop
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of an unidentified barber shop located in Corpus Christi, Texas. In a samll room, two barbers stand on either side of a customer in a swivel chair, and an African American shoe shiner stands next to a sink, his tools of the trade on the floor to his left. A second swivel chair is empty as are two wooden waiting chairs. The decorative tile floor and the gas water heater indicate this was a shop of distinction. At this time, many places still heated water with coal or wood. Note the set of longhorns mounted on the rear wall for use as a hat rack.
SUBJECT   Barbers. (lcsh)
Barbershops. (lctgm)
Consumers. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Shoe shiners. (lctgm)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)