Barber Shop • Charleston, SC

Image for Barber Shop • Charleston, SC
Photograph by
Freed, Leonard, American, 1929 - 2006
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Printed by
Steinmetz Studio, French
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
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)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1965; printed 1998
Description
a photograph of barbers and customers in a barbershop in New Orleans, LA by photographer Leonard Freed. The photo looks down between two rows of barber chairs and depicts several young barbers standing at their charis. 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.
Topic
African American
American South
Barbershops
Business
Hair
Men
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.10.10
Restrictions & Rights
© Leonard Freed & Magnum Photos, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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