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.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.