This image depicts a man standing in a barbershop, surrounded by the tools of the trade. He stands with his left foot on the floor and his right foot propped up on the footrest of the empty barber chair next to him. His left hand rests on the arm of the chair, while his right hand rests on the counter to his right. The counter is cluttered with bottles, lotions, electrical cords, and a pair of glasses. The man, wearing a white short sleeve shirt, dark trousers and lace-up leather shoes, is reflected in the wide mirror over the counter. He gazes slightly to the right of the camera. In the background is a couch, an empty coat rack and a wall clock.
The Negro Motorist Green-Book, 48 pages. This book provided travelers with information on businesses that serviced African American travelers. The front cover features a black border along the outer edge. The border encompasses nearly all of the cover-page text. The title appears at the top center of the page just above an illustration of a scroll reading [Hotels / Taverns / Night clubs / Restaurants / Service Stations / Tourist- Homes / Road Houses / Barber Shops / Beauty Parlors." Text at the bottom center of the cover reads "THIS COPY PRESENTED WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF / JAMES A. JACKSON / "THE ESSO MAN" / 26 BROADWAY NEW YORK, N.Y.] The front cover is torn along the spine and in the bottom right corner. The front and back covers of the book are evenly faded and the content pages of the book are intact. The content of the book is organized by state and consists entirely of text with the exception of three photographs of a service station and tourist-homes.