Photographic print of Johnny Gator's barbershop

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2 images
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Gator, Johnny
Boyd, Pete
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 6 9/16 × 8 5/8 in. (16.7 × 21.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1950
Description
A black and white photograph of Johnny Gator's barbershop. The photograph features Pete Boyd and Johnny Gator cutting patrons' hair. In the foreground a young is seated in a barber's chair receiving a haircut from a man in a printed shirt. In the background another man is seated receiving a haircut from a man with a light colored shirt. Both barbers have their proper left hands on the foreheads of the patrons, while their proper right hands work the clippers. A woman and young girl stand behind the chair furthest from the camera in a corner of the room. The wall to their immediate left is mostly covered in mirrors and barber supplies. The back of the photograph has a barcode sticker that contains a file name, credit line, and caption as well as a yellow sticker at center.
Topic
African American
Barbershops
Business
Communities
Hair
Men
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Object number
2014.302.31
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Second Floor, 2 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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