History of Hair

Male Hair - 40

c18th - At the Chair. A penny barber in the late part of the century. The barber is pressing the front hair of the wig with a smoothing iron (flat iron from 1810). Note the caged birds; these were kept by most barbers up until the First World War. Linnets, Goldfinches and Canaries were most popular

c18th - At the Chair. A penny barber in the late part of the century