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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Shipshop: 1898

Shipshop: 1898

Aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn circa 1898. "Barber shop." Where a sailor goes to get his topsail trimmed. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Saturday Night!

Shipboard entertainment must have been mighty thin if eleven men had to show up to watch a haircut!

Nap time

Please don't wake me until you finish trimming my brows.

Haircuts look good, but

This vessel was apparently not equipped with a mustache trimming room.

Mustaches

Grow 'em if you got 'em.

Club Windlass

The anchor-hoisting machinery in the background suggests to me that the hair cutting occurred in what we used to call The Chains. That is also traditionally where the heavy card games took place.

 
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