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Photo of the Day – 01/27/17 (“Thomas the Tonsorialist”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Thomas the Tonsorialist, 1937”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

I love photos like these that are a snapshot of a place at a moment in time.  Even better, now that we have Google Maps and street view, we can see what they look like today and now much (or little) has changed.  This building is still standing, albeit without the second door at 19th & Bainbridge.– via Google.

Tonsorialist: “Of or pertaining to a barber or his work; often used humorously, as ‘a tonsorial artist’ or ‘tonsorialist’”

Spring 1937. “Barber shop at 19th and Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia.” If the twirling candystripes don’t pull you in, there’s always the psychedelic eyeball. Photo by Paul Vanderbilt for the Resettlement Administration. 

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Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Daily Photo


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