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Photograph by:
Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Printed by:
Steinmetz Studio, French  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 12 13/16 x 19 1/16 in. (32.5 x 48.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
1963; printed 1998
A photograph of barbers and customers in a barbershop in Charleston, South Carolina, by photographer Leonard Freed. The photo looks down between two rows of barber chairs and depicts several young barbers standing at their chairs. Most of the barbers are men but to the right of the center of the photo stands a young woman in a barber jacket. The date and place the photo was taken are inscribed on the back along with the photographer's stamp.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Barbershops  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Hair  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Leonard Freed / Magnum Photos
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National Museum of African American History and Culture