Friday, November 6, 2009

The Razor's Edge

Another favorite occupational cabinet card from our collection. This one must be from the nineteen-teens based on the clothing. The purpose of the photo is unclear. Perhaps an advertising photo? It almost looks like the fellow doing the shaving is a young apprentice barber and the other fellow is the experienced barber. The fellow doing the shaving has quite the baby face, hence my suspicion. Whatever the purpose or context, cool photo.


  1. I think you are right, it looks like a barber school or a graduation photo. It is also REALLY odd. I like the girl praying below as well. Good, good stuff!

  2. I love finding oddball pieces like these. I can sit in an antique store and go through hundreds of cabinet cards and not find a single one that's very interesting. So it's always fun to find the neat pieces. I'm sure you can relate to digging through antique store photos.