Rodger Clark's No. 1 Barber Shop, Atlanta, Georgia, 1935-1950

Summary

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out. During the first half of the 20th century, Jim Crow laws in the South dictated racial segregation in public places. African-American barber shops became centers for both socializing and political activism.

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out. During the first half of the 20th century, Jim Crow laws in the South dictated racial segregation in public places. African-American barber shops became centers for both socializing and political activism.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1935-1950

Subject Date

1935-1950

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.151.27

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John Margolies.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.75 in

Width: 9.375 in

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