Primarily printed advertisements, correspondence, catalogs, postcards, business cards, premiums, clippings, pamphlets, periodicals, order forms, books, packages, and recipes; from some 55 manufacturers and distributors of barbering supplies and from labor unions for barbers. Barbering supplies include furniture, shaving mugs, shaving cream, razors, strops, hair brushes, combs, hair preparations, clippers, shears, coats, towels, face lotions, talcum powders, barber shop signs, coat and hat racks, mirrors, and even bathtubs and water tanks. Also photographs of barbers, lithographs of hair grooming establishments, patents and import/export documents. The bulk of the material dates from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Barbering, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###