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Photograph by:
Don Thompson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 10 7/8 × 13 7/8 in. (27.6 × 35.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
1970; printed 2014
A black-and-white gelatin silver print of an unidentified barber standing in the interior of the Baltimore Barbershop. He is standing with his proper left side facing the camera and has both of his hands resting on a wood cabinet, which sits in front of large windows along the front of the shop. He is also wearing a watch on his left arm and glasses. The shop's door stands open, but the screen door is closed. The light from the window causes the signs on the window to appear in shadow across the man's jacket and the interior walls. [BALTIMORE / BAR SHO] is visible at the lower right of the image. An adhesive label on the verso has the photographer's printed name and contact information as well as [Baltimore Barbershop - 1970] in bold italicized text and the photographer's signature [Don Thompson 2014] in graphite.
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Barbershops  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Photography  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the photographer, Don Thompson
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Don Thompson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture