The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Barber Shops Were Busy Businesses


February 27, 2017

Hart's Barber Shop on East Main St. was a busy place in 1953. Notice the shoe shine stand in the back left.

Like drug stores and cafes, barber shops and beauty shops were important businesses in mid-20th century downtowns across America. People were able to take care of their shopping, banking and other needs with a weekly visit to town.

As early as 1904 the Aethelwold Hotel in downtown Brevard had a barber for businessmen and travelers. Early barber shops also offered shaves, baths and shoe shin...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017